Kale pesto

    10 min

    This recipe is a wonderful way to enjoy fresh kale! Stir it through freshly cooked pasta or just spoon on top of warm toasted bread for a delicious starter! You can substitute walnuts for the pine nuts. If you prefer it not to be spicy, you can definitely use plain olive oil instead of the chilli-infused olive oil.

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    Serves: 10 

    • 1 bunch kale, stems removed
    • 40g grated Parmesan cheese
    • 45g pine nuts
    • 60ml chilli-infused extra-virgin olive oil
    • 3 cloves garlic, minced
    • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
    • 2 pinches freshly ground black pepper
    • 1 pinch coarse sea salt

    Prep:10min  ›  Ready in:10min 

    1. Blend kale, grated cheese, pine nuts, olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, black pepper and salt together in a food processor until mixture has a pesto consistency, about 30 to 60 seconds.


    For even more flavour, try toasting your pine nuts. Allow them to cool down before using.

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    Awesome use for healthy Kale! Put it over noodles or on chicken, it's really tasty and has a little kick. Saved it and definitely will make it again.  -  04 Jan 2016  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Tastes awesome!!  -  23 Dec 2015  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)