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kale and walnut pesto

Super Simple Kale and Walnut Pesto


This kale and walnut pesto uses less than seven ingredients and is made in less than five minutes. This simple pesto can be made ahead of time and used as a dip, marinade or sauce.


  • 1 cup tightly packed basil leaves
  • 1 cup torn kale leaves
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 12 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • pinch of salt


  1. Make the pesto by combining all of the ingredients in a food processor and blending on HIGH until the walnuts are ground and leaves are minced.
  2. Use as a dip, spread or marinade! Leftover pesto can be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 7 days.

Keywords: dip, kale, kale walnut pesto, pasta, pesto, sauce

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