This recipe is a wonderful way to enjoy fresh kale! This vibrant, spicy addition to pasta or just over fresh bread has a delicious kick!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Blend kale, Parmesan cheese, pine nuts, olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, black pepper, and kosher salt together in a food processor until mixture has a pesto consistency, 30 to 60 seconds.

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Cook's Notes:

The pesto will stay greener longer if the lid/plastic wrap over it's container is directly over the top, not allowing the pesto to have contact with the air.

Most pesto recipes call for Parmesan cheese, but for a stronger flavor, I like Romano cheese. You can also substitute walnuts for pine nuts. If you can't stand the heat, you definitely don't have to use the habanero-infused olive oil.

For more flavor toast your pine nuts first!

Nutrition Facts

115 calories; protein 4g 8% DV; carbohydrates 5.2g 2% DV; fat 9.3g 14% DV; cholesterol 3.5mg 1% DV; sodium 133mg 5% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2016
Awesome use for healthy Kale! Put it over noodles or on chicken it's really tasty and has a little kick. Saved it and definitely will make it again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/23/2015
Tastes awesome!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2016
Awesome use for healthy Kale! Put it over noodles or on chicken it's really tasty and has a little kick. Saved it and definitely will make it again. Read More
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