Kale Pesto

Most shop bought pesto contain cheese. I don’t understand why as it is so unncessary. I finally found a vegan pesto but it had so much oil in it. So I decided to experiment with my own and am totally in love with this recipe. Can be made smooth or chunky depending on your taste. Serve as a main course with pasta, potatoes or roast veggies stirred through or use as a dip and serve with crackers and veggie sticks such as carrots and celery.


  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 2-3 cloves (small) garlic
  • 2 cups finely chopped kale
  • 1/4 tsp himalayan salt
  • 1 cup fresh basil
  • 1/3 cup olive oil (Add up to 1/2 cup if desired)


  • Finely chop kale and garlic
  • Add all ingredients to blender or food processor
  • Blend/pulse until all ingredients mixed
  • Continue to blend until desired consistency achieved


I like my pesto quite smooth but it would also work well chunky.

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