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Creamy Kale Stem Pesto

I always see that a step in recipes using kale is to discard the stems. Don't do that! The stems are full of vitamins and fiber, not to mention zingy flavours. I like to make pesto with mine using cashews. The cashews support the bright kale flavour by giving it a nice, full creaminess. They also cost less than pine nuts.
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Total Time: 8 minutes

Ingredients:

Steps:

  1. Use a food processor to pulse kale stems, Parmesan, cashew pieces and garlic until minced.
  2. Add oil, water, and lemon zest. Pulse again until creamy. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Toss with cooked pasta or veggies. It's a great mayonnaise substitute, as well.
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July 14, 20180 found this helpful

I'll have to try this, thanks! I love anything pesto literally.

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July 15, 20180 found this helpful

Oh, me too. Such a small amount gives boost to so many things :)

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July 15, 20180 found this helpful

What a great idea for kale stems! I always save them and use when making soup (along with other veggie extras like celery tops). I use walnuts when making pesto, but I'll have to try cashews. No need to ever buy expensive pinenuts.

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July 15, 20180 found this helpful

Yes! I always puree kale up in shakes or used them in soups, but this is an excellent way to stretch them.

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When I was a kid, I actually overdosed eating pinenuts (what a rebel) and now they're a bit off putting. Great, since they're insanely expensive. Cashews save the day!

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