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basil, kale and toasted walnut pesto (dairy free)

basil, kale and toasted walnut pesto (dairy free)

this pesto is currently a staple in my fridge. i've been buying big bunches of basil from the market and as soon as i get home i blend a batch, jar it up and use it throughout the week on chicken, eggs, fish, salads, pastas or sometimes i just get a spoon and eat it out of the jar. i'm an animal, but it tastes that good.. i'm actually eating some now as i type this.

when i first made this pesto i didn't have any parmesan in the house, so i cautiously made it without. turns out it tasted just as good? :o i also added in a few anchovies for extra flavour because i am a little obsessed with anchovies. they add more of that salty savoury kick, no fishy taste at all. i would highly suggest trying it, but you could leave them out or also swap them for some capers instead. and the final important step is toasting the walnuts. i just do it on a fry pan or under the grill until they smell nice and toasty about 3-5 minutes.

INGREDIENTS (1 jar)

  • 3 cups of fresh basil leaves
  • 1 cup of kale
  • 1/2 cup of walnuts, toasted under the grill or on a fry pan
  • juice of half a lemon
  • 2 cloves of crushed garlic
  • 5 anchovies (or capers)
  • 1 cup of olive oil
  • salt and pepper

add all ingredients into a food processor or a nutribullet and blend until smooth. jar it up!

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dérrive recipe - basil, kale and toasted walnut pesto (dairy free) www.derrive.com #paleo #dairyfree #whole30 #vegetarian #pesto #kale #basil
dérrive recipe - basil, kale and toasted walnut pesto (dairy free) www.derrive.com #paleo #dairyfree #whole30 #vegetarian #pesto #kale #basil
dérrive recipe - basil, kale and toasted walnut pesto (dairy free) www.derrive.com #paleo #dairyfree #whole30 #vegetarian #pesto #kale #basil
dérrive recipe - basil, kale and toasted walnut pesto (dairy free) www.derrive.com #paleo #dairyfree #whole30 #vegetarian #pesto #kale #basil

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dérrive recipe - basil, kale and toasted walnut pesto (dairy free) www.derrive.com #paleo #dairyfree #whole30 #vegetarian #pesto #kale #basil
dérrive recipe - basil, kale and toasted walnut pesto (dairy free) www.derrive.com #paleo #dairyfree #whole30 #vegetarian #pesto #kale #basil
dérrive recipe - basil, kale and toasted walnut pesto (dairy free) www.derrive.com #paleo #dairyfree #whole30 #vegetarian #pesto #kale #basil
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