Spinach and Arugula Pesto

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Most of you fine peeps are on Spring Break. And because of you, I have thoughts soaked in extreme jealousy.

However, instead of letting myself become as green as this pesto with envy, I have decided to provide you with some Blondie approved activities for your week off:

1. Watch the first two seasons of Glee on Netflix. Tell no one.
2. Buy a watermelon. Slice it in half. Eat both halves in one sitting with a spoon. Wear your Joey pants. Tell everyone.
3. Use up all your toddler's chalk to fill in your entire driveway with color.
4. Don't stop there. Color Daddy's tires with said chalk. Laugh as he drives away to a serious interview with flower-power pink tires. 
5. Did anyone catch my idea on the GIVEAWAY to blow up your backyard shed with mentos and diet coke? That sums me up in a single sentence. Oh, don't really do this. Unless it's actually your shed. Wear goggles, maybe.
6. Eat an entire can of black olives. Then email me about it. We will most likely become besties.
7. Run around your house with a blonde wig on and pretend you're me after winning Top Food Blogger of 2013, singing none other than one of my favorite "singing in the shower songs" from Legally Blonde the Musical. (PG13 folks)
8. Go to a frozen yogurt place. Fill up the bottom inch of your cup with white chocolate yogurt, then overflow the cup with fresh strawberries and cookie dough balls. Thank me later.
9. Forget the previous 8 suggestions. Just sleep for an entire day and night straight. It's what I wish for each year on my birthday. 
10. Eat enough Mexican food to make your Momma proud. 

Oh, and if by chance you're still reading, stay tuned to see what I slathered this top-of-the-charts pesto on. 

It changed my life.

Spinach and Arugula Pesto
Makes 1 heaping cup

1/2 lb fresh spinach, washed and trimmed
1 small bunch fresh arugula, washed and trimmed
3 cloves of garlic
1/4 t salt
1/2 C walnut pieces, toasted
1/2 C grated parmesan cheese
1 T lemon juice
1-2 T water
1/3 C EVOO

1. In a food processor or blender, combine all ingredients except for EVOO. Process until mixture forms a paste. Gradually add in olive oil - adjust seasonings according to your preference.


  1. Mmmm that looks so smooth and delicious! Love that you used spinach here! Saving this one

    1. Thanks summer! I have never really made a pesto without using mostly basil, but this recipe definitely opened up a whole new realm of possibilities!

  2. I'm obsessed with anything pesto, so I'll definitely be trying this recipe.
    Thanks for sharing!

  3. so..what did you slather this pesto on? =)

    1. Sammy, I slathered it on some delicious spinach pesto pizza with mixed greens! here's the link: http://bakingwithblondie.blogspot.com/2013/05/spinach-pesto-pizza-with-mixed-greens.html


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