This post is a milestone for the blog -- the first food recipe, as requested by one of my neighbors at a recent party.
Combine in a food processor until smooth:
2 cups loosely packed fresh spinach leaves
1/2 cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves
1/2 cup walnuts
4 medium cloves garlic, peeled
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1/8 teaspoon cayenne
Then, while food processor is running, pour in 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil. Combine until well blended. Serve with pita chips or garlic crostini.
This recipe has all sorts of variations -- substitute additional basil for the spinach for more bite, substitute pine nuts for walnuts for a milder flavor, or omit the cheese for a thinner consistency.
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