"Winter either bites with its teeth or lashes with its tail."
~ Ice Crystal Patterns
WINTER WALNUT PESTO
~ Delicious pesto for frigid weather ... you'll hardly miss the fresh basil
3 cups fresh spinach leaves (stems removed)
2 cups fresh Italian parsley
3-4 cloves minced garlic
1 - 1 1/2 cups grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 - 3/4 cup cup extra-virgin olive olive
1/2 cup toasted walnuts
3 Tbsp. toasted pine nuts
1 tsp. coarse salt
freshly ground black pepper to taste
- Puree all ingredients in blender or food processor until smooth. Add more olive oil as needed and process on and off until desired consistency.
- Serve over whole wheat penne pasta. Sprinkle with black olives and pass additional freshly grated Parmesan cheese.