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Spinach Basil Pesto

Smooth and creamy homemade pesto with lots of fresh spinach, basil, and Parmesan cheese. Easy recipe and ready in less than 5 minutes!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 1 cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves
  • 1 cup loosely packed fresh spinach leaves
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts or walnuts
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup olive oil


  • Place basil, spinach, pine nuts, Parmesan, garlic, and salt in a food processor. Process mixture, while slowly drizzling olive oil through top. Pulse pesto until smooth and creamy. Store in refrigerator until ready to use.


Store pesto in refrigerator up to 5 days. Pesto may also be frozen up to 2 months.