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Kale & Matcha Pesto + What To Do With It

Updated: May 17, 2021

"Enough jibber jabber, we just want to hear how to turn simple, whole ingredients into pesto" OK I HEAR YOU. Here we go.


What you'll need:

- 3 cups kale, chopped with stems removed, loosely packed

- 1 cup basil leaves, loosely packed

- 1/4 cup walnuts (toasted but lazy version: not toasted)

- 1/4 cup olive oil

- 2 tablespoons Matcha powder (wild, right?)

- 1/2 cup grated parmesan (nutritional yeast is great as well!)

- 2 cloves of garlic, chopped or if you're lazy like me (and no shame) then you can use 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

-1/4 cup vegetable broth (if you're a meat-eater then you can use bone broth and get some extra vitamins/minerals out of it!)*

- 1 teaspoon each of salt and pepper

*water will also work fine here, but there's a good amount of sodium from the brother so double down on the salt!

What you need to do:

1. In a food processor, blender, Nutribullet, Vitamix, an octopus with a knife in each tentacle, combine the dry ingredients and pulse until finely blended

2. Slowly add in the olive oil and veggie broth until you reach a creamy consistency*

3. FINÉ! We're done.

*this won't necessarily be the saucy consistency that you find in say a pasta, but you can always add hot water to reach a more liquid feel later! But I find a creamy consistency

Using a small spatula, scoop the pesto into an airtight jar and stick in the fridge! This will stay fresh for 7-10 days.


Pesto Pizza:

An easy weeknight meal that will fill everyone up! Most grocery stores sell pizza dough that just needs to rise and be rolled out. Then smear that yummy pesto (mixed with some olive oil) all over and add veggies of your choice!

Pesto Salmon:

Season the salmon with salt and pepper and then pan sear the salmon, flesh-side down, for 3 minutes. Turn over put a dollop of pesto before putting it straight into a pre-heated 425 F degree oven for 8 minutes! Don't spread the pesto out until the salmon is done, so the vibrant green color come out! I add cooked kale and veggie noodles!

Pesto Toast:

My favorite meal of the day is breakfast so of course, I had to incorporate my favorite green condiment into a breakfast food. Toast your choice of bread, smear on that pesto (my favorite part of this pesto recipe is how creamy the pesto is so it goes on like butter), and add a sliced hard boiled egg! I also like to add some thin slices of heirloom tomato when I'm feeling fancy!

#pesto #matcha #kale #pizza

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