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Did you know the contents of your pantry and refrigerator can help boost your immune system? This vegan recipe has fiber, flavonoids, beta-carotene, and the anti-inflammatory compounds in ginger, turmeric, and cayenne, along with omega-3 in the walnuts, and vitamin C in the lemon juice. All this, plus kale, one of the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet! I promise, though, with all the great flavors in the pesto, you will barely know it's kale. Store any extra pesto in the refrigerator, sealed, for up to 1 week.


Recipe Summary

10 mins
40 mins
30 mins
6 servings


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified


Instructions Checklist
  • Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat until shimmering. Add celery and onion; cook and stir until the vegetables soften, 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Mix in broth, turmeric, ginger, cayenne, cumin, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil.

  • Pour carefully into a high-speed blender, cover with a lid, and puree on high speed for 1 minute. Add mashed sweet potato and coconut milk; puree until soup has a creamy consistency, about 4 minutes. Add more broth or water if soup is too thick. Cover and keep warm.

  • Combine kale, walnuts, nutritional yeast, lemon juice, garlic, salt, and pepper in a blender or food processor. Process or blend at high speed into a paste, stopping to scrape down the sides of the bowl with a spatula as needed, about 3 minutes. Pour in olive oil, one tablespoon at a time, blending after each addition. Add more oil or lemon juice if pesto seems too thick.

  • Ladle the warm soup into bowls and spoon some pesto on top of each serving.

Nutrition Facts

386 calories; protein 7.3g; carbohydrates 23.9g; fat 31g; sodium 247.4mg. Full Nutrition