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Sweetcorn, Spinach and Mint Pesto

Sweetcorn Spinach 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’s also an aesthetically pleasing addition to the dinner table.

The combination of sweetcorn, spinach, and mint is not only great for your health, as these three ingredients are full of nutrients, but also creates an amazing taste!

Nutrition Wins

Research has suggested that a certain acid found in sweetcorn can help to prevent certain cancers, as well reduce inflammation in the body.

Sweetcorn isn’t the only fantastic ingredient in this pesto recipe! 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!

Additionally, 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 Pesto

To make a bowl of this pesto at home, you can follow along with this simple recipe.


  • 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!

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

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