Spinach and Flaxseed Pesto Sauce


So many versions of my favorite pasta sauce. Try this Spinach and Flaxseed Pesto. Great raw recipe for Olea Blue! No heat equals pesto sauce with a side of antioxidants.

Courtesy of Chef James O’HaraJohnson & Wales

Ingredients:
3 cups spinach, blanched and shocked
1 cup basil, blanched and shocked
1/4 cup pine nuts
2 tbsp. flaxseed ground
2 each garlic, cloves chopped
1 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/3 cup parmesan, grated
Salt and pepper, to taste
Preparation:
In a medium-size pot, bring water to a boil.
Plunge spinach and basil in boiling water for 10 seconds, remove and shock in ice water bath.
Squeeze excess water from spinach and basil.
Combine all ingredients into a blender or food processor. Blend until mixture is smooth.
Add more oil if the mixture is too thick; season to taste.