5 Minute Kale Pesto, with kale, olive oil, garlic, pine nuts and a full cup of parmesan cheese is a delicious twist on traditional basil pesto. So good, no one will believe it’s made with kale!
Kale Pesto wasn’t my idea. I pride myself in giving credit where credit is due. I think it’s really uncool for food bloggers to lay claim to a dish that wasn’t their idea. Not only did I not invent Kale Pesto, I didn’t even know it existed until Christina Freddie from Goma Greens told me she wanted to include kale in next weeks box as well as a recipe for Kale Pesto.
I was like Kale Pesto? Are you sure? How about a Kale Salad?
But she was adamant- so adamant she dropped off kale and parmesan cheese at my house with a huge smile on her face. (I tried giving her back the cheese but she insisted and I was told by my friend Lisa to never argue with a Dane when they give you something. It’s rude.)
Well, I was going to have to make it now.
I wanted the Kale Pesto to have the same bite that you get with traditional pesto so I stuck to the traditional recipe for it but substituted the kale for the basil. In less than 5 minutes, this recipe makes 2 cups- enough to make 2 servings of Kale Pesto Pasta or get more creative! How about Chicken and Kale Pesto Sandwiches? Kale Pesto Bruschetta? So many yummy ideas for this recipe.
And kale is so healthy for you! It has Vitamin A, C, K, Folate, Omega-3, and enough fiber that it makes you feel full!
And it’s good! So freaking good!
Yields 2 cups
5 Minute Kale Pesto, with kale, olive oil, garlic, pine nuts and a full cup of parmesan cheese is a delicious twist on traditional basil pesto. So good, no one will believe it's made with kale!
5 minPrep Time
5 minTotal Time
- 4 ounces (250g) Kale Leaves, remove thick stem part
- 3/4 cup olive oil
- 3 Garlic Cloves
- 1 cup Parmesan cheese
- 3/4 cup Pine Nuts
- Purée in a food processor for 3 minutes.