Sweet Corn, Spinach and Mint Pesto

Pesto is a great side dish to add to so many different meals. It brings a burst of flavour and when made with colourful ingredients it is also an aesthetically pleasing addition to the dinner table. The combination of sweet corn, spinach and mint is not only great for your health, as these three ingredients are full of nutrients, but also creates an amazing taste! Research has suggested that a certain acid found in sweet corn can prevent certain cancers as well reduce inflammation in the body. The high antioxidant count in spinach makes it the perfect choice for improving all-round health, plus it only contains 27 per calories per cup! Finally, mint is an absolute winner when it comes to aiding essential functions in the body. It is good for digestion as well as the health of your blood and bones!

Sweet corn, spinach and mint pesto3To make a bowl of this pesto at home, collect the following ingredients:

500g cooked corn, but put aside 100g
50g pine nuts
1 large handful spinach
1 small handful mint
Squeeze of one lemon
120ml olive oil
Salt and pepper

Put all ingredients into a food processor except for the 100g of corn and whizz away. Garnish with the rest of the corn and a few more mint leaves and it’s ready to serve!

Sweet corn, spinach and mint pesto2

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15 Comments Add yours

  1. io ne vado matta ,posso averne un po?che bontà

  2. sweeta984 says:

    I love pesto! Trying this one for sure!

  3. I love pesto and this sounds yummy, thank you for sharing 🙂

  4. Annabel says:

    Sounds delicious! Herbs and lemon, I love!

  5. oishivegan says:

    This dish looks delicious!! I am all about pesto lately and I have tried with kale (very good), and will definitely try yours!!

    oishivegan.wordpress.com

  6. mkatsoulaki says:

    Reblogged this on CHECK YOUR BODY and commented:
    It looks delicious! lets try it!

  7. hannahswe says:

    Looks healthy! Thanks for a great blog 🙂

    1. juliemontagu says:

      Thanks to you for visiting!

  8. blusabbia says:

    Looks delish! will defs give it a go xxx

  9. Thanks for sharing. This looks delicious.

  10. Great recipe! Sounds delicious.

  11. dylanhyman9 says:

    Good thing I have all the ingredients to make this tonight. it looks so good!

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