Sundried Tomatoes & Spinach Pesto

Sundried Tomatoes & Spinach Pesto

vegan pesto

One day, I was home and I wanted to eat pesto. Not only that I did not have any pesto at home, but I also did not have any basil or parmesan. I was off to a bad start as those are the main ingredients of the traditional pesto recipe. Since I had a lot of spinach on hand, I thought I could use that instead of basil. I did my pesto completely vegan and I thought it turned out good… until my mom tasted it. Let me explain.

A couple of weeks ago, my mom came to visit and stayed with us for 5 days (we don't live in the same city). I had decided to make this nice chicken & coconut sauce recipe for dinner and it was going to be delicious. For some reasons though, the coconut milk turned and the chicken ended up in the garbage.

(I don't know if you are like me but I always try to impress my parents with my food when they come over to show them that I can cook too.  To my despair, each and every time they come over, without fail, I burn or overcook something. Too much pressure I guess. Hahaha.)

Anyway, to come back to my failed chicken recipe, I had to make something else quick for dinner that night.  I decided to make my sundried tomatoes and spinach pesto with pasta. When my mom tasted it, she could not believe how good it was. For the following 3 days, all she wanted to eat was pesto pasta. LOL (true story).

Here is the recipe for you to try. If you want to share your opinion on this recipe or have questions, please write in the comment box below. If you post a picture of your pesto on Instagram, please tag @vic.r_c so we can see what you came up with.

Thanks and Enjoy!