Special tricks to create your greenest and creamiest pesto yet!
Begin by toasting the nuts and garlic clove in a pan on the stove top. Depending on the nut, this should take 2-5 minutes. The garlic clove can be done simultaneously.
Once cooled, adding them to the Cuisinart or blender and pulse until crushed into small pieces.
Add crushed nuts + garlic, basil leaves and fresh spinach to the Cuisinart. Add salt. Pulse a few times until roughly chopped.
Add the potato (if using), pulse to incorporate into a creamy sauce.
Transfer to a bowl and mix in finely grated cheese, if using, and a squeeze of lemon for brightness.
TIP: pesto is delicious in mashed potatoes. Boil a few extra to make some later with your finished pesto!!