kale pesto


healthier than a traditional pesto, this delicious kale pesto is chock-full of all the superfood benefits of kale: dense in fiber, nutrient rich, & great for digestion. pair this kale pesto with anything from pasta to a simple summer vinaigrette & this versatile sauce will become a fridge staple in your house!



  • 4 C kale, destemmed
  • 2 C fresh basil
  • 1/3 C walnuts, toasted
  • 3 large cloves garlic
  • 1 lemon, zested & juiced
  • 1/2 C grated parmesean cheese
  • 1 C olive oil (+ more as needed)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper


  1. Combine all ingredients in high-power blender or food processor & blend until smooth, ~45 seconds.
  2. Drizzle in more olive oil as needed to loosen the sauce & blend to desired creaminess.
  3. Taste for salt & pepper & add as needed (I find that you don’t need too much since the cheese adds a good amount of salt to the pesto on its own)
  4. Store in an air-tight container for up to 2 weeks in the fridge.


  • Serving Size: 8