Spinach, lemon and olive dip

An easy dip you can create with fridge staples. I like to make large portions so I can store it in the freezer and later use in quick mid-week meals. Enjoy stirred through pasta, add to mashed potatoes or serve with eggs. It also makes a great antipasto accompaniment.

Homemade spinach pesto.Ingredients:

  • 2 and 1/2 cups chopped spinach, tightly packed
  • 1 cup chopped, tightly packed parsley
  • 1 clove garlic, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 lemon, pips removed and roughly chopped
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup Sicilian olives, pitted
  • 1/4 cup walnuts (optional, it makes it extra chunky and delicious though)


Place all ingredients in a blender and blend on a low setting so that the dip stays nice and chunky.

This pesto will keep in the fridge for 5 – 6 days or you can store it in the freezer until you’re ready to use it.