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Spinach walnut pesto is easy to make and can be made year round. Here we've used it with spaghetti squash and shrimp but can also be used with vegetables, pasta, chicken and fish.

Spaghetti Squash with Spinach Walnut Pesto

Spinach walnut pesto is easy to make and can be made year round. Here we've used it with spaghetti squash and shrimp but can also be used with vegetables, pasta, chicken and fish.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 1 cup
Author Denise Wright (MyLifeCookbook.com)

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of baby spinach loosely packed
  • 1/4 cup of walnuts
  • 3/4 cup of olive oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup of Parmesan or Romano cheese fresh preferably
  • 12 oz cooked shrimp
  • 1/2 spaghetti squash cooked and scraped

Instructions

  1. Add your walnut to a dry skillet and toast for a few minutes on medium heat until fragrant. Let cool.
  2. Add your spinach, garlic, salt, pepper, walnuts and cheese to a food processor and blend well.
  3. Slowly add your olive oil as the food processor is working.
  4. Scoop your pesto out into a container.
  5. In a large pan, add your shrimp and spaghetti squash and a few tablespoons of your pesto.
  6. Mix well and sauté for a few minutes so everything is heated through and incorporated.
  7. Serve immediately. Garnish with fresh grated cheese if desired.
  8. Store pesto in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
  9. Can use on vegetables, pasta, rice, chicken, fish or sandwiches.