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Spinach & Garlic Pesto

I picked this up from Cooking With Caitlin to go with some pork tenderloin for dinner one night. The pork didn't come out so well, but this pesto was wonderful, aromatic, and easy easy. I've cut the recipe in half here.

Spinach & Garlic Pesto

1/4 lb. Spinach
3 Garlic Cloves
1/4 c. Fresh Parsley
1/2 c. Parmesan
1/2 TBL Dried Tarragon
1/2 tsp. Fresh Basil
1/4 tsp. Salt
1/4 tsp. Pepper
1/2 c. Olive Oil

Put everything except the olive oil in a food processor and pulse until almost completely smooth. Add oil in a slow, steady stream until completely combined. Makes 2 c.

Pesto can be used as a kind of dip (I used it with the saj bread) or a spread over breads, in pasta salads, brushed on shrimp or rubbed over meat, as a marinade, added to or over eggs, and so on. It's a condiment that's easy to make and has a variety of uses.