I love pesto. It goes great on pizza, sandwiches, and its a great chip dip! This recipe is a little bit of a copy cat of the Trader Joes Vegan Pesto. I tried it and I was HOOKED. My recipe is made with macadamia nuts which gives it a nice twist. This pesto also has kale in it but don’t worry you cant taste it. So its a win win in my book, or is it win, win, win? I used basil fresh out of my garden and I am blown away, it tastes so good. Don’t worry though, you don’t have to have a garden to create this Pesto!
1/2 cup Basil
1 small bunch Kale or 1/2 cup of chopped kale
1 tsp Salt
4-5 tablespoons Safflower oil (if you only have olive oil just this amount of olive oil)
1/4 cup Olive oil
1 cup macadamia nuts
1/2 lemon juice (cut a half of a lemon and squeeze)
3 cloves of garlic
- Get a food processor or a blender with a low enough blade. I tried to use my Vitamix but the blade is too high for such a small amount.
- Gather your basil, kale, nuts, oils, salt, and blend everything up.
- Serve cold or warm Put it on hot bread, pizza, grilled cheese, and really anything you can think of.