Easy Kale Pesto

This Easy Kale Pesto recipe is a perfect way to make a healthy and flavorful pesto using pantry and freezer ingredients.

Recipe By: Madeline
Prep: 5 minutesCook: 5 minutesTotal: 10 minutes
Servings: 2 cups 1x


  • 3 cups frozen chopped kale
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 tbsp dried basil leaves
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil


  1. Heat frozen kale in a non-stick pan over medium heat until just defrosted – about 5 minutes
  2. Add defrosted chopped kale, parmesan cheese, almonds, dried basil and salt to a food processor
  3. Process until ingredients are fully combined and an even mixture remains
  4. Turn the food processor on to low speed and slowly stream in olive oil through the spout on the food processor
  5. Continue processing until a smooth, even mixture remains
  6. Store pesto in an airtight container in the fridge for up to one week!
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