Creamy Kale Pesto

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This no-oil pesto is a powerfully nutritious sauce packed with superfoods: Kale, Walnuts, Garlic. And it’s as delicious as it is nutritious. This is a new must-have all the time sauce in our house. Serve on everything! More please!

2 cups loosely packed kale leaves
3/4 cups walnuts
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
1 cup unsweetened soy milk
3 fresh garlic cloves
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 Tablespoon miso

Put all the ingredients except the miso in a high powered blender and blend until creamy. Pour into a saucepan. Heat, stirring occasionally on medium heat until sauce begins to bubble. Remove from heat and let set for a minute or two. Stir in miso. Toss with pasta, whole grains, steamed veggies or serve as a dip.

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  4 comments for “Creamy Kale Pesto

  1. Louis stone-Collonge
    May 1, 2016 at 2:32 am

    Soy milk does very bad things to me. Have alternative suggestions?

    Louis

    • Caryn Hartglass
      May 1, 2016 at 1:25 pm

      Any unsweetened non dairy milk will be fine. Almond, Cashew, Oat, Hemp, Rice, etc. Each will impart a slightly different flavor.

  2. Vance
    January 30, 2018 at 9:44 pm

    This is delicious, full of flavor, healthy and very easy to make. I sometimes use a little more nutritional yeast than the recipe calls for and add a little fresh lemon juice and/or lemon zest to crank the flavor up a notch.

    • Caryn Hartglass
      January 31, 2018 at 6:45 pm

      Thanks for trying it. I agree, it’s delicious! I also agree about flavoring it the way you like. I once made this dish for my sister in Florida, and without the exact same ingredients that I use at home, it was a little different and needed adjustments.

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