Vegan Kale Pesto




I love Kale.. kale is good for you! Kale is wonderful, haha! Yay for kale! 😉

the other night I wanted to cook a pasta recipe who needed pesto in it.. so I made some. I had kale in my fridge and sunflower seeds in the pantry. The mix of these two is very delicious. this pesto is vegan , so there is no cheese in it. If you prefer to have a cheezy taste, you can had nutritional yeast.

Homemade pesto is always better than anyone you can buy at the store (and cheaper too!).


2 cups


1 medium size bunch of kale

3 cloves garlic

(I’m a big fan.. so if you’re less intense than me, use less garlic, hehe)

1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds

The juice of 1 medium lemon

1/2 cup olive oil

Salt / pepper, to taste



Wash the kale.

Remove the stems of the kale. In a pot of boiling water, cook the kale for 30 seconds. Remove from the water and put it in cold water (to stop the cooking). Drain the wait (the more you can, the better it is)

In a food processor, combine the garlic, salt, pepper and sunflower seeds. Pulse 1 minute.

Add the kale and the lemon juice. Pulse another minute.

Add the olive oil then pulse until you reach the perfect consistency.

Use in a recipe or store in a glass jar in the refrigerator. By the way, you can freeze pesto to use it later!

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  1. Pingback: Vegan Pesto & Potato Pasta | Love.Peace.Hapiness.Cooking

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