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
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”
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.
Always a favorite of mine. I'll often eat it straight with a spoon.
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!
made this last night and it was wonderful. We used it as a dip
Alison, can't wait to try this healthy and delicious treat!!
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This is such a great idea. Would never have thought of this - so glad you did!
Yes to both pesto and kale, I'd put this on everything!
this sound and looks amazing! Making it to serve with shrimp
So delicious, thanks for sharing!
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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