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Kale Pesto

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5 from 3 votes
Prep Time: 5 mins
Serves 8
This vibrant kale pesto is bright, nutty, and delicious! Toss it with pasta, or find more serving suggestions in the post above. Leftover pesto will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. You can also freeze it for up to 2 months.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup pepitas
  • 1 small garlic clove
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese, or 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
  • Heaping ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 packed cups chopped curly kale
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil

Instructions

  • In a food processor, pulse the pepitas and garlic until the pepitas are ground up. Add the cheese or nutritional yeast, salt, and several grinds of pepper and pulse again.
  • Add the kale and lemon juice. With the food processor running, drizzle in the olive oil, and process until combined. Season to taste.

Notes

Tip: If the kale pesto is too bitter, add ¼ teaspoon maple syrup or honey.
Makes 1 cup.