Spaghetti Spinach Pesto

Happy National Spaghetti Day!

Since I’ve started this blog, I get to know how people make tasty food from all around the world. I’ve learned what and how ingredients they use, how they set a plate, and the flexibility they put on food. 

I thought if I want to make genovese, I must use a whole bag of basil to make the sauce, and lots of pine nuts to put earthy nutty flavor. However, they are a little hard to get for my current neighbor so I nearly gave up cooking yummy genovese. But one day, I saw someone make them with spinach and she even said people can use anything green, like kale, spinach, or broccoli! So now is the time to break the hard solid closed mind to make my new version of genovese! 


<Today’s Recipe>

Spaghetti Spinach Pesto 

spaghetti spinach pesto


  • 160g spaghetti
  • ½ bunch spinach
  • 25g walnut
  • 1/2 lime for juice
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Some salt
  • Some parmesan cheese – grated


  • Some lettuce – shredded
  • Some radish – chopped
  • Some carrot – flower shape



  1. Fill water in a pan and bring it to a boil. Add spinach and cook for about 30 seconds. Drain and set aside.
  2. Fill water in a pan and bring it to a boil. Add spaghetti and cook until they are soft.
  3. While spaghetti is cooked, bring spinach, walnut, lime juice, and garlic powder in a food processor and let it work until they are smooth.
  4. Drain spaghetti and immediately return to a pan. Transfer paste in a pan, add parmesan cheese and mix well. Add salt to taste.
  5. Decorate a plate with garnish, place spaghetti on the center and serve!

spaghetti spinach pesto

Mmm, it’s actually good! If you are looking for real genovese, it’s different and you may say this dish isn’t what you are looking for, but still it’s yummy and gives you nutrition and fun in your eyes! 


<Other Spaghetti Recipes to Celebrate National Spaghetti Day>

Simple is the best! Spaghetti Aglio Olio

classic aglio olio

Japanese and Italian fusion spaghetti! Spaghetti Neapolitan

spaghetti neapolitan

Toss summer veggies! Farmer’s Veg Cheesy Pasta

farmers veg cheesy pasta


Enjoy home cooking and National Spaghetti Day:)

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