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Super Greens Pesto - Hearty and Delicious

Sneak in those super greens in this easy and quick pesto. Kids will sing your praises!
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: healthy, Pesto
Servings: 4 servings


  • 1 C Toasted Almonds Any nut you have on hand will do
  • 1 C Spinach
  • 1 C Kale
  • 1 C 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
  • 1/4 C Olive oil
  • 3 cloves Garlic
  • 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice
  • Salt and Pepper To taste


  • 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 your preferred consistency. DONE!


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.