Easy kale pesto

    15 min

    Replace the traditional basil with kale in this quick and easy recipe for kale pesto with plenty of pine nuts and garlic.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 240ml extra-virgin olive oil
    • 3 cloves garlic, peeled
    • 800g chopped kale leaves
    • 140g pine nuts
    • 80g grated Parmesan cheese
    • salt to taste

    Prep:15min  ›  Ready in:15min 

    1. Pour olive oil into the bowl of a food processor and add garlic; pulse until garlic is chopped, about 10 seconds. Add kale to olive oil mixture, working in batches if needed; pulse until evenly blended, about 20 seconds. Scrape down sides of bowl.
    2. Stir pine nuts and Parmesan cheese into kale mixture and pulse until pesto is smooth; season with salt.


    If desired, squeeze 1 teaspoon lemon juice into the kale mixture.

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