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Kale and Basil Pesto

Kale & Basil Pesto

 

Category, , , DifficultyBeginner

This is a great way to add some extra leafy greens to classic pesto recipes by simply replacing some of the basil used with kale. You could also substitute in spinach or rocket for a similar result. Rocket will add a delicious spicy bite to the end product. Pesto is extremely versatile and can be used as a pasta sauce or a marinade to bake fish or meat with.

Yields10 Servings
Prep Time10 minsTotal Time10 mins
 2 Cloves of Garlic
 2 tbsp Olive Oil
 3 tbsp Lemon Juice
 1 cup Water
 1 Large Handful of Raw Kale
 1 Small Handful of Basil
 0.50 cup Cubed Parmesan
 1 cup Walnuts
 Salt and Pepper (to taste)
1

Add garlic, olive oil, lemon juice and a splash of water to a blender and blend

2

Add Kale to blender and blend, adding extra water if needed

3

Add basil to blender and blend

4

Add parmesan and walnuts to blender. Season to taste and blend, adding extra water if needed

5

Put in jar and refrigerate. Will keep for up to a week. Serving size is based on a portion when added as dressing or pasta meal ingredient

 

Ingredients

 2 Cloves of Garlic
 2 tbsp Olive Oil
 3 tbsp Lemon Juice
 1 cup Water
 1 Large Handful of Raw Kale
 1 Small Handful of Basil
 0.50 cup Cubed Parmesan
 1 cup Walnuts
 Salt and Pepper (to taste)

Directions

1

Add garlic, olive oil, lemon juice and a splash of water to a blender and blend

2

Add Kale to blender and blend, adding extra water if needed

3

Add basil to blender and blend

4

Add parmesan and walnuts to blender. Season to taste and blend, adding extra water if needed

5

Put in jar and refrigerate. Will keep for up to a week. Serving size is based on a portion when added as dressing or pasta meal ingredient

Kale and Basil Pesto

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