Spinach Almond Chicken Pesto

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Category: Lunch Dinner


8 ounces baby spinach leaves
½ cup slivered almonds, toasted*
1 shallot, chopped
1 garlic clove, chopped
2 tablespoons freshly-squeezed lemon juice
2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
½ teaspoon crushed red pepper
2 to 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
¼ cup freshly-grated Parmesan cheese
8 chicken breasts

Spinach Almond Chicken Pesto Directions

  1. 1. In a food processor or blender jar, combine the spinach, almonds, shallot, garlic, lemon juice,
    lemon peel and red pepper. Pulse lightly to blend. Gradually add the oil, blending until well chopped
    and blended, but not puréed.
    2. Transfer the spinach-almond mixture to a medium bowl.
    3. Stir in the Parmesan cheese. Cooking Tip •
    *Toast the almonds in a small, heavy dry skillet over medium heat, shaking the skillet frequently for
    1 to 2 minutes until golden brown to release the Serving size: 2 tablespoons Serves 8

Recipe notes

Serves 8

Nutrition facts

Per Serving

Kcal: 180 kcal
Kjoule: 753 Kjoule
Fibers (g): 1.4g
Sodium (mg): 0.2mg
Sugar (g): 0.6g
Fat: 8.6g
Saturated fat (g): 1.5g
Proteins: 24g

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