The Crazy Kitchen: Kale & Mint Pesto

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Sunday 10 February 2013

Kale & Mint Pesto

In a recent edition of Good Food magazine I spotted a recipe for Kale pesto. It looked so fresh & tasty that I wanted to give it a go. Pine nuts are so expensive so I substituted them for walnuts, and also added some extra ingredients of my own. 

Kale & Mint Pesto

200g Kale
2 Garlic Cloves
Juice of 1 lemon & 1 lime
Fistful of fresh Mint
250ml Extra Virgin olive oil
100g Walnuts
100g Frozen peas
100g Grana Padano cheese, grated

  • Whizz all the ingredients together in a blender or food processor - you may have to do it in batches
It makes quite a large quantity but can be stored for a few days in the fridge, ready to have tasty pasta in a hurry. I stirred it into spaghetti and added some extra peas & Grana Padano and some crispy bacon pieces on the top


I also used it to flavour chops 



  1. oooo I'm going to try this one - bring on the kale!

  2. I love kale, have to try this!

  3. So good for you too! I love simple but delicious suppers like this, especially if you have made the pesto beforehand. Do you think it would freeze well?

  4. The original recipe in good food suggests it can be frozen for up to a month so should be fine .


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