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Kale Pesto Recipe

Kale Pesto Recipe

Author: Maddy & JD - Them Bites
This vibrant kale pesto recipe comes together quickly and is delicious on pasta, roasted veggies, sandwiches, and more.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4
Calories 285 kcal


  • 1 Large Pot
  • 1 Set of tongs
  • 1 Blender


  • 1 Small bunch kale
  • 2 or 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 juice lemon
  • ½ cup walnuts
  • ½ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 salt and pepper to taste

Recipe Instructions

  • Kale Pesto Recipe
    Place a large pot of generously salted water over high heat. Bring to a boil and add kale leaves. Cook for 1 minute.
  • Kale Pesto Recipe
    Using tongs, remove kale leaves from boiling water and place in blender. Save roughly 1 cup of cooking liquid.
  • Kale Pesto Recipe
    Next, add garlic, lemon juice, walnuts, parmesan cheese, olive oil, salt and pepper to the blender and process until smooth. (Use reserved cooking liquid if needed to smooth it out).
  • Kale Pesto Recipe
    Taste and season with salt and pepper if needed.


This Kale Pesto Recipe works great as a Kale Pesto Pasta, or as a condiment on this Scrambled Egg Sandwich!


Calories: 285kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 7gFat: 27gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 9gMonounsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 237mgPotassium: 216mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 3358IUVitamin C: 32mgCalcium: 214mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Kale Basil Pesto, Kale Pesto, Kale Pesto Recipe, Kale Walnut Pesto, Pesto, Vegan Kale Pesto
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