Kale Basil and Walnut Pesto

This was such a delicious pesto! Perfect to use as a dip, or double the oil and make it a sauce to dress a salad or to accompany a meal.

Dairy free, grain free and gluten free this one will be a hit for anyone who is vegan, Paleo, raw or just avoiding those allergens.

This recipe is easy peasy- just blend it all together and voila! A dip/sauce/spread in about one minute flat.

2 cups chopped kale leaves, spine removed

1 cup fresh basil

½ cup walnuts

4 large cloves of garlic

½ – ¾ cup extra-vigin olive oil, or avocado oil, to desired consistency

½ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon black pepper

A big squeeze of lemon juice

Step 1: Add kale, basil, garlic and walnuts to blender or food processor.


Step 2: Blend well, stopping to scrape down sides.

Step 3: Slowly start to pour olive oil in until you reach desired consistency.


Step 4: Continue to blend, adding lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste.

Enjoy tossed with pasta or as a dip or spread.


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