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Kale and Walnut Pesto

Kale and Walnut Pesto
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Serves: 4 servings
You can add this pesto to your favorite pasta, sandwich or even just serve with slices of semolina bread as an appetizer!

  • 1 medium bunch kale, center ribs and stems removed
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • ¼ cup finely grated Parmesan
  • ¼ cup walnuts, toasted
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 1 tbsp (or more) fresh lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper
  1. Blanch kale in a large pot of boiling salted water (approx. 1 minute). Drain and rinse with cold water to cool; wring dry in a clean kitchen towel.
  2. Transfer to a food processor and add garlic, Parmesan, and walnuts. Pulse until coarsely chopped. With motor running, add oil in a steady stream and process to a coarse purée.
  3. Add lemon juice and season with salt and pepper.


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