Spinach & Mushroom Pesto Sauce With Penne

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Can I you tell you guys something? Pesto sauce is one of my absolute favorite sauces to make. There are so many different flavor combinations that you can create in a matter of minutes with just a handful of ingredients. Mild, spicy, tangy or lemon infused; depending on which flavor combination you choose to play around with pesto can also be very good for you.

Do you guys know exactly how much nutritional goodness is packed into spinach?

The benefits listed for spinach are nearly a mile long. Vitamin K, vitamin A, magnesium, folate, manganese, iron, calcium, vitamin C, vitamin B2, potassium, and vitamin B6, protein, phosphorus, vitamin E, zinc, dietary fiber, copper, selenium, niacin, and omega-3 fatty acids.Whew, that is quite a bit of good for you crammed into one little green leaf. Add mushrooms, which are full of potassium and almonds for protein what we end up with is a one two punch pesto that even Popeye would blow his pipe over. This is how easy it is to be healthy and enjoy something scrumptious…

Saute finely chopped mushrooms with Worcestershire sauce and lemon juice until the mushrooms begin to brown.

Puree the mushrooms with garlic, almonds, Parmesan and extra virgin olive oil. Add spinach and blend until the spinach is chopped fine.

Volia! That’s it. Pesto, pesto! It won’t win any beauty pageants but I’m okay with that.

Toss some whole grain penne pasta with this nummy nutritious pesto and life is good.

Shari-Tickled Red



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