Spinach Pesto with Feta & Walnuts

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This quick and easy feta and spinach pesto recipe works perfectly with pasta, spread on sandwiches and as a dip for vegetables!

This recipe was originally posted on the blog near the very beginning of this journey back in March 2016. I’ve come a long way since then but this recipe is still as wonderful as ever so I wanted to add some brand spanking new photos to help make it look as good as it tastes! The text below was written when I originally posted it in 2016.

Side shot of a jar of spinach pesto with feta on a checked cloth over a marble background

I am so glad it’s nearly the end of the week. 4 days and I’ll be in LA! Work has been crazy busy this week getting through all the work I need to get done before I leave.

When I got home from work last night I wanted something that would be ready in 15 minutes or less. I had spinach and feta that needed eating and walnuts in the cupboard so feta and spinach pesto was the obvious answer!

Overhead shot of blender with ingredients for spinach pesto with feta

Overhead shot of spinach pesto with feta in a blender

You could definitely serve this with stuff other than pasta. I have a batch frozen that I might try with some chicken or maybe even lamb since it’s kind of a Greek flavour combination.

It would also be so good smeared on a sandwich with a bit of cheese and salad.

Oh oh oh alternatively just store it in the fridge and grab it with a few slices of bread or some chopped vegetables for dipping and you’ve got yourself one dreamy snack.

Jar of spinach pesto with feta on a checked cloth over a marble background

Glass bowl of pasta with spinach pesto with feta on a marble background

INGREDIENTS YOU NEED TO MAKE THIS SPINACH PESTO WITH FETA & WALNUTS:

Keep scrolling to get the recipe for this spinach pesto with feta & walnuts…

Overhead shot of jar of spinach pesto with feta on a checked cloth

Pasta with spinach pesto on a pink plate on a marble background

CAN YOU USE A DIFFERENT NUT IN THIS PESTO?

Definitely. I’ve made it with pine nuts before which worked really well but I think that any nut would work well so pick your favourite (or the ones you have in the cupboard already) and go ahead and make this pesto.

HOW TO MAKE SPINACH PESTO WITH FETA & WALNUTS (STEP BY STEP):

  1. Add the spinach, feta, walnuts and olive oil to the food processor and blend until smooth.
  2. Add the lemon juice and a sprinkling of salt and pepper and blend again.
  3. Serve tossed with pasta or however else you fancy.

Get the full printable recipe below…

Jar of spinach pesto on a checked cloth with lemon and pasta in the background

Overhead shot of pasta with spinach pesto on a pink plate over a checked cloth

In other news, I’ve somehow started watching 90210 again. I was rewatching Gossip Girl and now I’ve finished it (already missing Chuck and Blair ngl) so I was looking for something else on Netflix that I could just rewatch easily.

But really? 90210? I actually remember it being a lot better than it is (ok, I know it was never good but I was pretty into it at one point).

Definitely need to find something new to watch when I’m hanging out on my own, any and all suggestions welcome.

Glass bowl of pasta with spinach pesto on a marble background

Pink plate of pasta with spinach pesto with lemon and a jar of pesto in the background

Equipment you need to make this recipe…

Pink plate of pasta with spinach pesto

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Side shot of a jar of spinach pesto with feta on a checked cloth over a marble background

Spinach Pesto with Feta & Walnuts

This quick and easy feta and spinach pesto recipe works perfectly with pasta, spread on sandwiches and as a dip for vegetables!
5 from 8 votes
Print Pin Rate
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 servings (if used for pasta)
Calories: 318kcal
Author: Amy Fulwood

Ingredients

  • 150 g Fresh Spinach
  • 90 g Feta
  • 75 g Walnuts
  • 4 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1/2 Lemon juiced
  • Salt and Pepper

Instructions

  • Put the spinach, feta, walnuts and olive oil into a blender and blend until it has reached your preferred consistency.
  • Add the lemon juice and salt and pepper to taste. If you're serving it with pasta sprinkle with some grated parmesan and lots of black pepper.
Nutrition Facts
Spinach Pesto with Feta & Walnuts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 318 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Fat 31g48%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Cholesterol 20mg7%
Sodium 281mg12%
Potassium 324mg9%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 3610IU72%
Vitamin C 17.9mg22%
Calcium 170mg17%
Iron 1.9mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Notes

Nutrition information is an estimate and will vary depending on the exact ingredients used.
 
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8 Comments

  • Reply
    Kelly Anthony
    18/09/2018 at 1:32 PM

    5 stars
    This sounds like the most delicious combo of ingredients for pesto EVER! I want some now!!!

  • Reply
    Jill
    18/09/2018 at 1:35 PM

    5 stars
    This pesto and new photos look fabulous! So fresh and green!

  • Reply
    Jennifer | SavorwithJennifer.com
    18/09/2018 at 1:39 PM

    5 stars
    Looks GORGEOUS and sounds AMAZING! Will definitely be trying this!

  • Reply
    Traci
    18/09/2018 at 1:44 PM

    5 stars
    Oh yum! I’ve never made a pesto with spinach and feta…and I can’t believe I haven’t! This looks so fresh and yummy. Great way to get that spinach into your diet. Just pinned!

  • Reply
    Lisa Bynum
    18/09/2018 at 2:05 PM

    5 stars
    The basil in my garden has all gone to seed :(. It’s good to know I can still make pesto using spinach! I love the addition of the salty feta cheese. Imaging what this would taste like on pizza …

  • Reply
    Sandi
    18/09/2018 at 6:54 PM

    5 stars
    These photos make a world of difference in seeing how amazing the pesto looks. Great recipe too!

  • Reply
    Lucy Parissi
    15/11/2018 at 2:17 PM

    5 stars
    Mouthwatering. This a great way to sneak some leafy veg into diets easily.

    • Reply
      Amy
      15/11/2018 at 2:37 PM

      Thanks Lucy!

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