Kale Almond Pesto

If you like kale and pesto, you will love this Kale Almond Pesto recipe. I thought is was so funny. My youngest son came home from school and started eating this as a dip with crackers. Proud mom moment! I love that my 3 kids are kale fans! See my post on MindBodyGreen on the health benefits of eating kale. This recipe is perfect served with fish, chicken or steak or mixed with pasta. It’s super easy to make too, and I think I just may make it to serve alongside our Thanksgiving turkey. Happy Friday everyone! So grateful for everyone of you who came by to read this post. Love, Alison

Kale Almond Pesto

Prep Times:

10 minutes


11/2 cups


1 bunch kale (about 6 cups)
2 garlic cloves
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup toasted almonds
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, optional.


1. Place kale in food processor and pulse until chopped. Add garlic, Parmesan, almonds and salt. Pulse again to incorporate. Add olive oil, lemon juice and red pepper, if desired. Continue pulsing until pesto is smooth.

11 thoughts on “Kale Almond Pesto”

  1. I am so conditioned to only think of pesto as basil and parmesan with pine nuts. I’ve played a bit with cilantro and parsley, but I love this kale variation.

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