Kale Pesto

Kale Pesto

1 bunch kale, stems removed
½ cup peanuts
¼ cup coconut flakes, unsweetened
2 cloves garlic or 2 bulbs green garlic, smashed
1 shallot, small dice
1 jalapeno, small dice
juice of 1 lemon
½ teaspoon sea salt
¼ cup olive oil
¼-½ cup water
¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)


  1. Wash kale and de-stem. Dry in a salad spinner or with towels. Chop into 2-inch pieces.
  2. Place peanuts, coconut flakes, and garlic in a food processor. Process until incorporated and finely ground.
  3. Add kale, shallot, jalapeno, lemon, and salt. Process until a thick paste is formed.
  4. With the processor running, slowly add oil and water. Taste and adjust with salt, lemon juice, or optional red pepper flakes.

Yields 2 cups

By | 2014-05-13T14:46:31+00:00 May 13th, 2014|Recipes|Comments Off on Kale Pesto