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Super greens pesto made with kale, basil and almonds. So packed with nutrients! Plus, you and your kids will love it!
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Super Greens Pesto | Hearty and Delicious

Sneak in those super greens in this easy and quick pesto. Tons of flavor and tons of those healthy greens. The whole family will love it. Double the recipe and freeze half to use another time.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 340kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Toasted Almonds Any nut you have on hand will do
  • 1 cup Spinach
  • 1 cup Kale
  • 1 cup Basil Do more or less of any greens you have on hand, although make sure to add some basil to keep true to classic pesto flavor
  • 3 cloves Garlic
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • Salt and Pepper To taste
  • 1/4 cup Olive oil more to taste

Instructions

  • Put nuts in dry saucepan on medium heat. Stir frequently until toasted, about 5 minutes.
  • Combine all ingredients in food processor and blend until smooth, wiping down the sides as you go.
  • Add olive oil until pesto is a smooth consistency.
  • Pour over your favorite pasta or spread on toast with some tomatoes. YUM!

Notes

This is amazing on pasta or pizza, or a dipping sauce for breadsticks. If making a double batch keep in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to a week.
Or portion what you need and freeze in a zip-top bag for up to 6 months.

Nutrition

Calories: 340kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 21g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 14mg | Potassium: 407mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 2694IU | Vitamin C: 25mg | Calcium: 142mg | Iron: 2mg