I absolutely love any excuse to make homemade pesto! AND I’m doing whole30 right now and everything in this recipe is approved!! Kale almond pesto is the perfect way to add more veggies to your meal without having to chomp through a huge salad or stir-fry! Mmmm…yum! Stir through freshly cooked pasta for a super fast & nutritious meal! I have gobs of kale to use up right now. Your email address will not be published. I started this journey a few years ago but just recently got serious about the foods I eat everyday. This looks tasty! I love adding it to veggie “noodles” for an extra punch of flavor and nutrition! Into food processor add: kale, toasted sliced almond… Store in airtight container in the fridge for up to a week. Ingredients 1 bunch kale (about 12 leaves or 9 ounces), rinsed thoroughly 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese ½ cup whole, raw unsalted almonds ½ cup packed fresh basil Blitz the kale in a food processor with the flaked almonds, pine nuts, pecorino, chopped garlic, lemon juice, 3 tbsp oil and 3 tbsp cold water. My youngest son came home from school and started eating this as a dip with crackers. Sometimes kale can be difficult to eat. I don’t know about you, but this time of year I’m really not in the mood for salads and light … Pasta with Black Kale & Almond Pesto with Smokey, Spicey Goat’s Cheese 1 February, 2019 cawebadmin Food, Recipes & Nutrition , Vegetarian 0 This is a super easy but nutritious meal that’s great for an evening when you’re tired, and makes a good lunch the next day. It’s easy enough to make pesto from scratch with kale. DIRECTIONS 1. This pesto is great the day you make it but is even better the next day when the vinegar has a chance to mellow out. oregano leaves 1 tbsp. Preheat oven to 350F. Use the buttons below to buy my must-have fast meal basics and don't forget to visit my Amazon Shop! Great served with baked salmon and See my post on MindBodyGreen on the health benefits of … Thanks for linking up with us again today. This vegan Kale & Almond Pesto makes a wonderful alternative to traditional basil pesto plus it’s cheaper to make & it’s dairy free. I”ve been thinking about trying Whole30, glad to know I could still be creative while doing it :), Your email address will not be published. Recently I had some extra kale and fresh basil laying around, and this vegan kale and almond pesto was born! {It’s actually open to all types of posts…but you have quite a few clean eating recipes that look tasty!!}. This recipe for Kale Almond Vegan Pesto … The best pizza I’ve ever made. A twist on the traditional, kale pesto never loses its vivid green color and can be prepared year-round. Add almonds and garlic, pulse again to incorporate. Can’t wait to see what you link up next week. Thanks for sharing, by chance I also shared a kale and tofu dish for Meatless monday event. May 16, 2016 - This kale almond pesto is the perfect way to change it up from traditional pesto on all your favorite dishes! This Kale Almond Pesto recipe is based on one from Beckie at The Organic Dish. Looking forward to seeing a lot more in 2015! Hope to see lots more of your recipes in 2015! Remove the large stems from the kale leaves and tear into smaller more manageable pieces. Rinse under cold water and let drain in a colander over a bowl or sink. I actually have enjoyed it many ways but my favorite has been as the base for a vegan sweet potato pizza bites. Add 2-3 tbs. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and toast sliced almond 5-7 minutes or until fragrant and beginning to brown. If you guys enjoy recipes like this and are wondering why I like to make all of my own pestos and sauces, please read my clean eating post. I have never tried kale pesto, looks great. It is nice to have a stash of it in the fridge for those days when you need to whip up something healthy, fast, and delicious. But luckily, it’s easy for me to get right back on track because I know the way I eat is nourishing my body and helping me be the best version of me. Add olive oil, water, salt and pepper and almonds. This kale pesto looks great, green colour is so nice. Please note I only recommend products that I personally use and trust. Use a robustly flavored extra-virgin olive oil for maximum flavor. It always makes me smile when I learn that she likes one of my recipes so much. of cooking water to the kale almond pesto. Even though I was hesitant on trying this new recipe out, I am SO delighted that I did. 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