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In Peru, tallarines verde is made with spinach not basil

Peruvian Pesto (Tallarines Verde)

45 minutes

For bright color and fresh flavor, we pureed ¾ pound of spinach for this pesto. A quick simmer in a skillet took the raw edge off the onion and spinach, giving a depth and complexity lacking in traditional raw pestos. Parmesan and a splash of cream enriched the dish, and a healthy squeeze of lime juice tied everything together.

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