Pesto….I love it, my kids love it, there’s no baking or chopping involved. What’s NOT to love?! I’ve been on an arugula walnut pesto tear lately and decided to change it up today and went with kale and almond. That’s another awesome thing about pesto, you can get creative! This new one was equally delicious and eagerly taken down by the kids on almond flour tortillas and mixed in with red lentil pasta. Even my non veggie eater thinks this stuff is the bomb and has already asked to have it for lunch today since he’s home sick. As I type this he is running circles through the downstairs rooms…it’s going to be a long day.
Kale & Almond Pesto
1 bunch of basil
Juice and zest of 1 lemon
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 cloves of garlic
1/2 cup of soaked almonds, drained
1/2 bunch of kale, washed and destemmed
Throw all of the ingredients together in a food processor and blend, keeping the mixture slightly chunky. Taste. Depending on how you like it you may want to add more salt, lemon juice, basil or garlic. You can’t mess it up!