Parsley Spinach Pesto

Parsley Spinach Pesto

Spinach and parsley replace basil in this flavourful variation of classic pesto sauce.

Makes 360 ml (1½ Cups)
Total Time 15 Minutes
Difficulty Easy
Container Low-Profile 2.0-litre Container


  • 125 ml (½ cup) olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt, optional
  • 145 g (6 cups) spinach
  • 50 g (½ cup) fresh parsley leaves, tightly packed
  • 60 g (½ cup) grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons walnuts
  • 1 garlic clove


  1. Place all ingredients into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid.
  2. Select Variable 1.
  3. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 10, then High.
  4. Blend for 25-30 seconds, using the tamper to press the ingredients into the blades.


Recipe makes enough to coat 1½ pounds (680g) cooked bowtie pasta.

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