Raw spinach pesto (vegan, gluten-free & paleo)

    This may be the easiest thing you’ll ever make. It’s more of an idea than a recipe, containing just three ingredients and the use of a food processor. We like to eat ours with red lentil pasta or as a topping in our veggie burgers the next day. Enjoy!


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    • 300g raw spinach leaves, washed
    • 1 clove of garlic, peeled, or to taste (sometimes we use three!)
    • 50g of pine nuts
    • 3 tablespoons of olive oil


    1. Set up the food processor and squeeze as much of the washed spinach in as you can. Add the garlic.
    2. Pulse the blender making sure that you mix the spinach so you get chopped leaves rather than a paste like consistency.
    3. Just before all the leaves are chopped add in the pine nuts. Pulse and mix again until the pine nuts are small pieces that will add crunch to the texture. Add the olive oil.
    4. Put into a bowl. Stir and serve.


    Add 50g of grated hard vegetarian cheese if you like, but, adding this means the recipe is no longer vegan, paleo or gluten-free.

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