This kale walnut pesto is a great paleo, raw and vegan option for a healthy snack, dip for vegetable sticks, or as a condiment on roasted vegetables or meat.

Yields1 Serving
Prep Time10 minsCook Time5 minsTotal Time15 mins
 85g Kale leaves, no stalk
 85g Roasted walnuts
 1 large garlic clove, finely chopped
 Juice of 1/2 a lemon
 1/4 avocado
 75ml Cold pressed extra virgin Olive oil
 Sea salt or Himalayan salt
1

Put all the ingredients and half the olive oil into a blender and start blitzing on a high speed until you have a smooth purée.

2

Add the rest of the olive oil a little at a time until you have the consistency you would like, you might not need all the oil. I like to leave mine quite thick so I can use it as a dip. Season with the salt.

Tip
3

If you don’t have a powerful blender or irritable bowel, the raw kale might be a bit too much. You can blanch the kale in boiling water for 1 minute. It just softens it up and makes it easier to purée.

You can keep this in the fridge for a week or stick it in the freezer. Give it a try and let me know what you think. I hope you like it!
Goes great with carrot and courgette spaghetti, on roasted vegetables or chicken/ fish, or as a dip for carrot/celery/cucumber sticks.

Source: Chalet Kitchen Diaries

Ingredients

 85g Kale leaves, no stalk
 85g Roasted walnuts
 1 large garlic clove, finely chopped
 Juice of 1/2 a lemon
 1/4 avocado
 75ml Cold pressed extra virgin Olive oil
 Sea salt or Himalayan salt

Directions

1

Put all the ingredients and half the olive oil into a blender and start blitzing on a high speed until you have a smooth purée.

2

Add the rest of the olive oil a little at a time until you have the consistency you would like, you might not need all the oil. I like to leave mine quite thick so I can use it as a dip. Season with the salt.

Tip
3

If you don’t have a powerful blender or irritable bowel, the raw kale might be a bit too much. You can blanch the kale in boiling water for 1 minute. It just softens it up and makes it easier to purée.

Kale and Walnut Pesto Snack

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