Spinach & Sunflower Seed Pesto

Ohhhh how I love pesto. Pesto is so versatile. It goes with so many things. I love smearing it on a piece of toast, topping it with a little mozzarella, and letting it crisp up in the oven for a few minutes for a speedy snack or lunch. Or putting a spoonful in my pasta or on chicken. Or in a salad. Ah…. drool.

This particular pesto I feel has such a fresh taste with that zing from the lemon and garlic, and it feels so light. I think that lightness is a contribution from the sunflower seeds. As much as I love a good, traditional pine nut or walnut pesto, I love how this one seems to brighten up a dish in a more delicate way than some of the others. And the spinach does give it a little something you wouldn’t get otherwise. I love spinach. So I’m a big fan of using it in just about any and every way possible. I love it in this pesto.

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