Kale Pesto

curly kale

Kale Pesto

Kale Pesto is delicious on pasta, pizza, sandwiches, bowls, and much more. Kale Pesto is a great alternative to basil pesto, especially as a winter alternative.


-½ cup pepitas
-1 small garlic clove
-¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese, or 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
-Heaping ¼ teaspoon sea salt
-Freshly ground black pepper
-2 packed cups chopped curly kale
-2 tablespoons lemon juice
-½ cup extra-virgin olive oil
-Add ¼ teaspoon maple syrup or honey, if pesto is too bitter


1.In a food processor, pulse the pepitas and garlic until the pepitas are ground up. Add the cheese or nutritional yeast, salt, and several grinds of pepper and pulse again.
2.Add the kale and lemon juice. With the food processor running, drizzle in the olive oil, and process until combined. Season to taste.
3. Add the maple syrup or honey if pesto is too bitter.

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