Kale Pesto

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Kale Pesto

This kale pesto is a great way to get your greens in without exactly eating them. Plus, it’s packed with flavor!

You can but this pesto on chicken, fish, potatoes, pasta and where ever you need a little extra punch of flavor.

Roasted Pesto and Hens

kale pesto Cooking Tips:

Lacinato (Tuscan) kale are more tender and have a better flavor than curly kale.

I highly recommend buying the whole leaves and not the pre-chopped bag. You can wash your vegetables and  control how much stem is in your pesto.

Can you make ahead?

Fridge: Place in an airtight container in the fridge for 30 days max.

Roasted Pesto and Hens

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Substitution Options:

You can substitute walnuts or peanuts for almonds.

what to serve with Kale Pesto?

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Kale Pesto

The kale pesto is a great way to get your greens in without exactly eating them. Tips for success: Lacinato kale are more tender and have a better flavor than curly kale. You can substitute walnuts or peanuts for almonds.
Course Side Dish
Keyword pesto
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 3 cups

Equipment

  • Food processor
  • Dry measuring spoon
  • Dry measuring cups
  • Chef knife
  • Cutting board
  • 4 quart pot

Ingredients

  • ½ bunch Tuscan Lacinato kale stemmed chopped medium
  • ½ cup whole unsalted almonds
  • 4 garlic cloves crushed
  • ½ teaspoon chili flakes
  • 1 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 ½ cup extra virgin olive oil

Instructions

  • Preheat oven, turn on the heat to high in a large pot filled with water bring water to a rolling boil then add kale and blanch for 1 minute. Place the greens in a large bowl of ice water for 1 minute. Drain the water and add the kale, almonds, garlic, olive oil, chili flakes, parmesan, white vinegar to the food processor and pulse 10 times or until a green paste forms, add a tablespoon or two of water if needed.

If you make this recipe, make sure to take a picture and share it on Instagram or Facebook and tag me @kennethtemple so we all can see that deliciousness!

1 thought on “Kale Pesto”

  1. Patricia Rinaldi

    5 stars
    Super easy!!! Being Italian I make basil pesto I never thought to use kale …wow now I dont just spread it on my chicken I use it on my pasta too. Love it !!!

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