Kale and basil pesto

I had to make a quick dinner today and that obviously means raw and that obviously means pesto! Since I was making a vegan version of the pesto, I used hemp seeds instead of parmesan cheese and even though it doesn’t taste quite the same, it at least added a really similiar texture to the meal.

Kale and basil pesto

Preparation: 10 minutes

  • 4 cups (1000ml) of organic kale
  • 2 cup (500ml) of organic basil
  • 3 organic garlic cloves
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) of olive oil
  • 1/4 cup (62.5ml) of hemp seeds
  • Salt and pepper
  1. Remove the kale’s stem and keep the leaves only. A tip: I use the stem to dip it in hummus while I prepare supper!
  2. In a food processor, put the kale, the basil and the garlic cloves and pulse until finely chopped.
  3. Continue mixing and gradually add the olive oil, the hemp seeds, the salt and the pepper. It’s ready when you have a smooth texture.
  4. There is not much else to do other than to cook your pastas and that’s it, quick and easy!

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