Parmesan Pesto


Indulge in the vibrant flavors of our simple pesto recipe, crafted with everyday ingredients like fresh spinach, basil, and succulent walnut halves— a delightful twist on the classic with a nutty richness. Beyond pasta, elevate your culinary creations by spreading this luscious pesto over chicken, fish, tofu, or tempeh. Its versatility shines as a delectable topping for roasted vegetables, or a dip for crusty bread and seed crackers. Elevate your meals with this flavorful, multi-purpose delight!

1 1⁄2 cups Natural Grocers Brand Organic Shredded Parmesan Cheese, (sub a dairy-free “Parmesan” for a dairy-free or vegan version)
1 cup organic baby spinach
1⁄2 cup organic basil leaves
1 1⁄2 tablespoons organic lemon juice
2 organic garlic cloves, roughly chopped
1⁄4 cup Natural Grocers Brand Bulk Organic Walnut Halves and Pieces
2⁄3 cup Natural Grocers Brand Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1⁄2 teaspoon Natural Grocers Brand Bulk Real Salt
1⁄2 teaspoon Natural Grocers Brand Bulk Organic Ground Black Pepper

1. Add the Parmesan cheese, spinach, basil, lemon juice, garlic cloves, walnuts, olive oil, salt, and pepper to a food processor. Process until smooth, scraping down the sides as needed. Taste and adjust seasonings as desired. Use on pasta (or zoodles), chicken, fish, tofu, tempeh or on roasted, steamed, or grilled vegetables.

2. Store leftover pesto in the refrigerator for up to five days; it also freezes well for up to 3 months.

per full recipe

Calories Carbohydrates Protein Fat Fiber
1954 kcal 12 g 51 g 193 g 3 g