Kale Pesto

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This fresh take on pesto powers up the nutritive value with kale, ground mustard seed, and walnuts. The addition of mustard seed increases the formation of the phytonutrient sulforaphane, a powerful free-radical scavenger, in the kale, while the walnuts add a great source of cardio-supportive omega-3 fats. It's delicious and deeply nutritious! Serve it on fish, chicken, or pasta.

2 cups chopped organic kale leaves, (remove leaves from stems before chopping)
1 cup organic basil leaves
1 organic garlic clove
1 tablespoon organic lemon juice
1⁄2 cup Natural Grocers® Brand Organic Parmesan Cheese Shreds
  1/3 - 3/4 cup Natural Grocers Brand Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Natural Grocers Brand Bulk
1⁄2 cup Organic Walnut Halves and Pieces
1⁄2 teaspoon Real Salt
1⁄4 teaspoon Organic Ground Black Pepper
1⁄4 teaspoon Organic Ground Yellow Mustard Seed

1. Place kale and basil into a food processor and pulse until chopped.

2. Add all other ingredients, except the olive oil, and pulse to combine. With the processor running, slowly pour in the olive oil until you reach your desired pesto consistency.

3. Store in the refrigerator or freezer.


Make it vegan: Substitute 1 tablespoon Natural Grocers Brand Bulk Nutritional Yeast and salt to taste for the Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition per one serving

Calories Carbohydrates Protein Fat Fiber
191 kcal 2 g 3 g 20 g 1 g