Kale and Basil Pesto
This vibrant blend of kale and basil is perfect on any pasta.
- 1 cup (240 ml) olive oil
- 1 cup (120 g) grated Parmesan cheese
- 3 garlic cloves
- 2 cups (80 g) fresh basil leaves
- 2 cups (60 g) kale
- 3 Tablespoons pine nuts
- ¼ teaspoon salt, optional
- ground black pepper, to taste
- Place all ingredients into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid.
- Select Variable 1.
- Switch machine to Start and slowly increase speed to Variable 10.
- Blend for 40 seconds.
|Serving Size||2 Tablespoons (30 ml)|
|Amount Per Servings|
Kale and Basil Pesto is rated out of 5 by 3.
Rated 5 out of 5 by climbingwendle from It was great, the whole family loved it easy & quick. If basil is not plentiful this is a great alternative and I bet most would not even notice the kale (over just traditional basil). We used almonds when I found no pine nuts in the pantry-Again, did not taste a difference from traditional pesto. Delicious.We added tomatoes and rigatoni.
Date published: 2019-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by DebCarv from AWESOME, LOVE IT!!! This recipe is SO quick & easy (I used to use a mortar & pestle which took FOREVER). Since we grow basil in the summertime we have a lot so I don't use the kale. I make extra batches, pour into ice cube trays, freeze & we enjoy it all year long! We also love the pesto on our homemade pizza.
Date published: 2020-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by melissasue21 from Love it! We had extra kale and basil in the garden and when searching for recipes I stumbled across this one. Although my garlic was a little strong (next time I will use 2 cloves) the whole family gobbled this up!! Great on pasta and for a crudite dip.
Date published: 2020-08-02
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