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Looking for healthy recipes? Try our favorite kale pesto

We all know kale is healthy – the dark leafy green is rich in vitamins, nutrients and antioxidants – and we should probably eat more of it. This kale pesto recipe is as easy as it is healthy. We tried it tossed with pasta and as a sauce on our favorite homemade pizza, and we imagine it would be delicious on just about anything.

Kale Pesto

Prep Time: 10 minutes Yield: 1 1/2 cups


  1. 4 cups kale (chopped)

  2. 6 cloves garlic (crushed)

  3. 1/4 cup cashews

  4. 1/4 tsp black pepper

  5. 1/2 tsp salt

  6. 1/2 cup olive oil

  7. 1/4 cup water

  8. 1/4 cup parmesan


  1. Add the kale, garlic and cashews to a blender or food processor.

  2. Blend for 30 seconds.

  3. Add the salt, pepper, olive oil and water.

  4. Blend until all ingredients have been incorporated (30-60 seconds).

  5. Add the parmesan cheese and pulse for 5-10 seconds.

  6. Serve with pizza, pasta or your favorite dish.

Pesto Stitch

(Thanks to Tria Health Software Developer Jennifer Motush for sharing her recipe.)

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