Kale Parsley Pesto

I love pesto. The best part about pesto is that you can make so many different variations. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good basil pesto, but I like to experiment. Parsley has such a fresh flavor and combined with kale and lemon, it makes for a fresh and healthy combination. The cashew butter adds a creaminess without adding dairy. It also cuts the bitterness of the kale.

Be sure to remove the stems from the kale in this recipe to make it smoother and easier for digestion. I recommend smashing the garlic too, it allows the flavor to really meld with the greens. I also recommend using Meyer lemons, because they are so sweeter. This is my personal preference, but I promise it does make a difference in flavor!

Pesto:

  • 1/2 cup lacinato kale (stems removed)
  • 1/2 cup parsley
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon cashew butter
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice (I used Meyer lemons)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 garlic cloves

Process in @mealthy hand blender and blend until smooth.

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