Kale Pesto: Recipe & Video

Pesto is a great way to add flavor to pasta, grains, vegetables, and animal protein. My Kale Pesto version is a variation of a typical pesto – still garlicky goodness, but full of Vitamins A, C, K, and B6 plus fiber, magnesium, and folate. I use parmesan cheese here as well, providing a ton of calcium and flavor. You can swap out the cheese for walnuts to make a vegan version. Walnuts are a great source of healthy fat, fiber, magnesium, and omega-3 ALA.

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Kale Pesto

1.5 ounces per serving

Course Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish
Keyword vegetarian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Author Abbie Gellman


  • 2 cups kale
  • 2/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup parmesan cheese (note: can swap out cheese for walnuts)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper


  1. Blend all ingredients together in vitamix

Recipe Video

Category: Recipes
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  • Sara | mshealthesteem.com

    I love the vibrant, gorgeous green colour. It looks delicious! Thank you for including a dairy free options. I’d definitely load it up with walnuts and add in a little nutritional yeast. A kale pesto pasta is a family fave ?. Always a great meal option. Thanks so much for sharing your recipe!

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