Kale-walnut pesto

Prep 15 min
Total 15 min
Makes 1 1/2 cups

Mix it into cooked spaghetti, or smear it over grilled chicken. Delicious!



small bunch kale, ribs removed (about 4 1/2 cups)
1/2 cup
grated parmesan
1/2 cup
halved walnuts, toasted
small garlic clove
1/2 tsp
1/3 cup


  • BOIL a large pot of water. Chop kale into small pieces, then add to boiling water. Cook for 30 sec. Drain, then rinse well under cold water. Drain well.
  • WHIRL kale with parmesan, walnuts, garlic and salt in a food processor until finely chopped. Season with fresh pepper. With motor still running, slowly add oil, scraping down sides of bowl, if needed.


Calories 58
Protein 2 g
Carbohydrates 2 g
Fat 5 g
Fibre 1 g
Sodium 85 mg
Good source of Vitamin A

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Issue: June 2015

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Photo credit: Photo, Erik Putz.

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