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Kale Almond Pesto

November 15, 2013

If you like kale and pesto, you will love this Kale Almond Pesto recipe. I thought is was so funny. My youngest son came home from school and started eating this as a dip with crackers. Proud mom moment! I love that my 3 kids are kale fans! See my post on MindBodyGreen on the health benefits of eating kale. This recipe is perfect served with fish, chicken or steak or mixed with pasta. It’s super easy to make too, and I think I just may make it to serve alongside our Thanksgiving turkey. Happy Friday everyone! So grateful for everyone of you who came by to read this post. Love, Alison

Kale Almond Pesto

Prep: 10 minutes
Yield: 11/2 cups
1 bunch kale (about 6 cups)
2 garlic cloves
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup toasted almonds
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, optional.
1. Place kale in food processor and pulse until chopped. Add garlic, Parmesan, almonds and salt. Pulse again to incorporate. Add olive oil, lemon juice and red pepper, if desired. Continue pulsing until pesto is smooth.


11 Responses to “Kale Almond Pesto”
November, 18 2013at 07:20 am
Alison, I love kale pesto - I use it on everything - sandwiches, quesadillas, pasta, roast chicken. My kids don't even know they're eating something that's so good for them. Love your use of toasted almonds.
November, 18 2013at 08:12 am
Always a favorite of mine. I'll often eat it straight with a spoon.
Louise says:
November, 17 2013at 10:48 pm
Alison, I am ready to make this tomorrow. It looks great. If I make all these wonderful recipes you give out, will I look as slim as you. Oh I wish!
Lisa says:
November, 17 2013at 10:56 am
made this last night and it was wonderful. We used it as a dip
Susan says:
November, 16 2013at 01:13 pm
Alison, can't wait to try this healthy and delicious treat!!
November, 25 2013at 11:48 pm
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susan says:
November, 26 2013at 12:04 am
This is such a great idea. Would never have thought of this - so glad you did!
November, 22 2013at 04:57 am
Yes to both pesto and kale, I'd put this on everything!
William says:
November, 16 2013at 09:04 am
this sound and looks amazing! Making it to serve with shrimp
Carolyn says:
November, 20 2013at 08:50 am
So delicious, thanks for sharing!
Shaina says:
November, 27 2013at 11:59 pm
I am so conditioned to only think of pesto as basil and parmesan with pine nuts. I've played a bit with cilantro and parsley, but I love this kale variation.

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