Walnut Kale Pesto 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



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
  • Protein 2 g
  • Calories 72.0
  • Total fat 7 g
  • Potassium 78 mg
  • Cholesterol 2 mg
  • Saturated fat 1 g
  • Total carbohydrate 2 g


  • Iron 3.0
  • Folate 3.0
  • Calcium 4.0
  • Vitamin A 20.0
  • Vitamin C 25.0
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Walnut Kale Pesto