Kale pesto

Kale cabbage is an awesome vegetable – if you eat it raw, you’ll get so much out of it it’s actually crazy. But raw doesn’t necessarily mean cold so you can for example make this delicous pesto out of it and then warm it in your hot pasta.

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Preparation time:10 minutes

  • 4 cups (1000ml) of organic kale (I used purple)
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) of fresh coriander
  • 1/3 cup (83.3ml) of organic walnuts
  • 1/4 cup (62.5ml) of olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • Salt and pepper
  1. In a food processor, pulse the kale and the coriander until it is finely chopped.
  2. Add the walnuts, the garlic, the olive oil and pulse again until you start to get a smooth texture. Put some salt and pepper.
  3. Adjust the oil to your taste.
  4. Mix it in your favourite pastas.

What do our readers say about this recipe?

“Great alternative to the traditional pesto with basil, this is awesome! I’ve made it many times and it’s always delicious. It’s perfect for any sort of grain or noodle—in soups, over noodles, over salad. And cleanup is a breeze–just blend everything together in one bowl. Can’t recommend this recipe enough.”

” This is amazing! My husband loves the taste. I have made pesto many times but have never tried kale…now I’m hooked on kale.”

“This is delicious. I actually prefer this pesto to traditional pesto. I used it over jasmine rice noodles, added some roma tomatoes, red onions and baked tofu. So good.”

” I made this but added some pine nuts and some basil.”

“I am vegan so instead of using walnuts, i used almonds also i didn’t use garlic but i added more salt than what was on the directions.”

“I prepared the pesto last night and it was absolutely fantastic. It tasted like a pesto you could get in a restaurant, but much better! I served it with home made pasta (ziti) and my family loved it. Would highly recommend this to anyone who likes pesto, but doesn’t want to buy an expensive jar of it at the store.”

“This is delicious! I have not only pestos but love all kinds of sauces.”

“I made the pesto on the weekend and served it over some grilled salmon with some roasted potatoes, it was delicious! I have never had kale before but have been so pleasantly surprised .. yum! I can’t wait to try out other recipes on this blog!”

“TRY IT! you won’t regret it. It’s so easy, so tasty. And you can eat raw kale almost everyday of the year without getting bored.”

“Eating raw kale with lemon juice is a good way to make sure you get the most out of this super food.”

“I’ve never had kale before and I loved it. The pesto is amazing! I will definitely make this recipe again.”

“Very yummy! Its awesome for you :)”

“This is awesome. I really like the pesto that I made with kale, but yours is even better. It tastes fresh & healthy Nothing like back home where they buy the pre packaged pesto at the grocery store…”

“Best pesto recipe. Gave me some ideas to use my home grown basil too.”

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