Happy St-Patty’s Day everyone!
Green was big in our family today. My husband being half Irish, I didn’t even have 5 minutes to change out of my bathrobe this morning. He was already turning my daughter against me, prompting her to catch and pinch me! LOL!
As vegetarians and an alcohol free family, it’s kinda hard to be real traditional with Irish meals. Si we decided instead to lean towards the green theme and try to make St-Patty’s Day dinner kid-friendly, easy and fun!
So I give you my Spinach-Walnut pesto! Of course, as with everything else that is traditionally garlic filled, I’ve tried my best to substitute and I think I did a pretty good job! My 3yo daughter asked me if we could eat this again tomorrow, so to me, that is a complete win.
2 cups baby spinach
1/4 cup walnuts
1/4 olive oil
juice of 1 small lemon (approx. 2 TBSP)
Salt and pepper to taste
Put everything in a blender and pulse until smooth.
That is it! I cooked some bow tie pasta and simply tossed the warm pasta with the pesto. This recipe makes about a cup. I needed 1/2 the pesto for dinner for 3, so I froze the other half for another time. For those of you who enjoy Parmesan, it can easily be added to the pasta after. I’m looking forward to trying this on potato gnocchi next time!
Hope you all enjoy and Bon Appétit!
In case it wasn’t obvious that we have Irish in our family : My blue-eyed, fair-skinned, strawberry blond beauties were all smiles for the camera!