Nut Free Kale & Basil Pesto

by | May 12, 2016 | 0 comments

This pesto goes great with our turmeric seedy crackers, or simply eaten with celery or cucumber sticks! Its nut free so great for school lunches and is incredibly rich in Omega 3's which are essential for brain health.

Yields1 ServingPrep Time10 minsDifficultyBeginner
 3 kale leaves, de-stemmed
 2 fresh basil leaves
 2 garlic cloves
 1 lemon juiced
 1 cup sunflower seeds (activated if possible)
1

Add the seeds, garlic, herbs and kale to a food processor or thermomix bowl and blitz until broken down and there are no large chunks left.

2

Add all other ingredients and blend again until desired. If you prefer you pesto a little chunky don't blend for as long, however if you prefer it smoother, blend for longer.

3

Taste the pesto and adjust if needed, add more lemon, salt, basil or oil if the consistency isn't to your preference.

4

When it's ready, pour or scoop it into a clean glass jar and store in the fridge.

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Ingredients

 3 kale leaves, de-stemmed
 2 fresh basil leaves
 2 garlic cloves
 1 lemon juiced
 1 cup sunflower seeds (activated if possible)

Directions

1

Add the seeds, garlic, herbs and kale to a food processor or thermomix bowl and blitz until broken down and there are no large chunks left.

2

Add all other ingredients and blend again until desired. If you prefer you pesto a little chunky don't blend for as long, however if you prefer it smoother, blend for longer.

3

Taste the pesto and adjust if needed, add more lemon, salt, basil or oil if the consistency isn't to your preference.

4

When it's ready, pour or scoop it into a clean glass jar and store in the fridge.

Nut Free Kale & Basil Pesto
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