Kale Pesto

By Arti S
January 16, 2014
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Kale Pesto

Author Notes: It's all the bold taste of pesto- with a healthy bent. Arti S

Makes: 2 cups

  • 1 Bunch of Kale. any kind. roughly chopped.
  • 1 cup loosely packed basil leaves (one bunch from the market usually does the trick)
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 4-5 large cloves of garlic. peeled and roughly chopped.
  • 1/2-1 lemon juiced & zested
  • 1/4 cup raw walnuts or cashews
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Work in batches. Add 1/2 of each ingredient to the food processor and pulse until finely ground- add more olive oil as needed to loosen the mixture. Once you get the consistency you like (I like mine finely ground- not a paste, but easily spreadable)- season with salt and black pepper. Will keep refrigerated for up to a week. The recipe is very forgiving- if you love nuts- add more than 1/4 cup. Enjoy on crackers or eat it straight from the container. My favourite though- is to scoop a tablespoon or two over crispy fried runny eggs and drizzled with sriracha or your favourite hot sauce. It also makes a great topping for baked sweet potatoes.

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