Kale Pesto

Kale Pesto

Have you ever put kale in your pesto? It’s quite a marvelous idea. By adding the leafy green to your classic pesto sauce, you’re achieving a vitamin and antioxidant infusion while not sacrificing any flavor! This is a great way to get a little extra greenage in your diet, and also an awesome way to use up any extra kale you may have in your refrigerator.

Kale Pesto

This kale pesto is a cinch and a half. It takes about three and a half minutes to make and it makes your pasta, sandwiches, fish and chicken screeeeaaaam with flava! And the nutrition oh by golly, the nutrition!! Healthy fats? Ding! Vitamins? Ding! Mouthwatering tastiness? Ding, ding ding!

Kale is full of fiber, Vitamins and folate and walnuts are full of protein and omega fatty acids. And, and aaaaaand did you know basil has anti-cancer properties to it? It is a natural antimicrobial, antibiotic, anti-inflammatory.   Plus, basil helps protect cells while cancer patients are undergoing radiation (Source: The Cancer Fighting Kitchen Cookbook). The earth is full of healing and prevention tools.

I kept this recipe vegan by using nutritional yeast and cider vinegar to replace the parmesan. If you aren’t dairy-free, you can omit both the nutritional yeast and cider vinegar and add 1/2 to 3/4 cup grated parmesan cheese. You can also change the amount of oil depending on how thick or thin you like your pesto sauce.

Kale Pesto

Kale Pesto Sauce Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1 cup pesto
Author: Julia
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Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients except oil to a food processor and pulse until chopped. Once chopped, turn the food processor on and stream the oil through the opening in the top. Continue processing until desired texture is reached. Taste pesto for flavor and add more sea salt or nutritional yeast

Kale Pesto

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Comments

  1. Sugaretal

    Oh yes…i was expecting a pancake! But you shall be excused for another week because the pesto looks gorgeous. And bonus points for the extra info on health benefits!

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    1. Julia Post author

      Oops, that was an unexpected mishap! Problem solved: recipe is up on the Food Fanatic site now. 🙂

      Reply
  2. Kelly @ Hidden Fruits and Veggies

    I might just be a little slow this morning, but I couldnt find the recipe? I clicked over and it wasn’t on the page you linked (the main page) and a search for kale pesto didnt find anything. Am I missing something? I haven’t had any coffee yet…

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  3. Michelle H

    I am having a hard time finding this recipe! As mentioned before, the link took me to the main page, and a search yielded no results. Help?

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    1. Julia Post author

      Hey Michelle, so sorry for the confusion. The kinks are being worked out right now. I promise the recipe will be up either on Food Fanatic or my page momentarily.

      Reply
      1. Julia Post author

        Annnnd we’re up and running! Sorry about that Michelle, and thanks for your patience. The kale recipe is on my site Food Fanatic now.

        Reply
  4. a farmer in the dell

    Great minds think alike! I just made kale pesto the other day and haven’t posted my recipe yet. I am sad the pancake project is coming to an end, but super pumped for all of your delicious recipes to come. Happy weekend lady!

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    1. Julia Post author

      Yippyy! Can’t wait to see your recipe! I bet you made all sorts of incredible dishes with it too! You have yourself a wonderful St. Paddy’s Day!

      Reply
  5. Joyti

    I keep a bottle of (homemade) basil pesto in the fridge. It’s so useful, so great on so many things.
    I really, REALLY like kale, so I’m definitely trying this!

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  6. Abby

    GOOOORRRRGEOUS photos girl!! I just love this idea, especially adding it to sammies or pasta, I can see myself eating this all year long.

    Reply
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