Walnut Kale Pesto

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A nutrient-packed alternative to basil pesto, this kale pesto is delicious tossed with freshly cooked pasta. It's also terrific as a sauce for pizza, topped with chicken, vegetables and stretchy cheese.

  • Portion size 3 servings
  • Credits : Online-exclusive recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch kale stemmed and chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts toasted
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 clove garlic chopped
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 pinch each salt and pepper

Method

In large pot of boiling salted water, blanch kale for 1 minute; drain. Chill under ice water; drain well and pat dry.

In food processor, pulse together kale, walnuts, Parmesan cheese and garlic until coarsely ground. Pulse in oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper until smooth.

Nutritional facts Per 1 tbsp: about

  • Fibre 1 g
  • Sodium 72 mg
  • Sugars trace
  • Protein 2 g
  • Calories 72.0
  • Total fat 7 g
  • Potassium 78 mg
  • Cholesterol 2 mg
  • Saturated fat 1 g
  • Total carbohydrate 2 g

%RDI

  • Iron 3.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 3.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 4.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 20.0
  • Vitamin C 25.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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