Kale-Almond Pesto

Sometimes simplicity is best. So I’m keeping it short and sweet today.

an overhead shot of this ultra green kale almond pesto in a glass jar on a blank white canvas

Take this kale-almond pesto for example. It’s very simple to make – 6 basic ingredients and a quick whirl through your food processor. Boom. Over. It’s done.

Easy-peasy. Simple.

an overhead shot of this ultra green kale almond pesto in a glass jar out of focus on a blank white canvas sprinkled with in focus almonds

What’s not simple is the flavor or how to use it. I’ve been eating this pesto with just about everything – in my scrambled eggs with some feta cheese, as a sauce on a margherita pizza, smothered on crackers with Parmesan cheese!!!

Ok so maybe it is simple to use, but there’s nothing wrong with that – especially when life gets hectic and you only have enough energy to make scrambled eggs for dinner (#truelife).

Now I know you were probably expecting something a little more St. Patrick’s Day related today, especially because my last name is O’Brien… but I couldn’t help this green color! And corned beef will be happening in my house tonight – just not in the usual form.  I’ll be making this!

an overhead shot of this ultra green kale almond pesto in a glass jar on a blank white canvas covered in out of focus almonds

What is your favorite way to use pesto?

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Kale-Almond Pesto
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Serves: about 1 cup
  • 2 cups torn kale leaves, stems removed
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 3 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ⅓ cup almonds, raw
  1. Combine all ingredients except almonds in a food processor. Process until smooth.
  2. Add in almonds and pulse until it reaches your desired consistency.
  3. Eat it on top of all of your favorite foods - eggs, pizza, pasta!

 kale almond pesto in a clear glass jar on a white canvas with almonds sprinkled around


10 thoughts on “Kale-Almond Pesto

    1. Ellie Post author

      Thanks Brie! P.S. I’m loving the energy ball roundup you did this week. I have my go-to recipe, but I’m always looking new ones to try!

    1. Ellie Post author

      Thanks Mike – you’ll have to let me know what you think! I bet it would be great on top of your Spicy Basil Lemon Chicken!!

    1. Ellie Post author

      Right?! I’ve literally been eating it on everything… if you try it, let me know what you think!

  1. Cailee

    YUM! This recipe looks amazing! What a healthy treat! …and oh my gosh! I love that idea to eat it with eggs! What a great combo. Also, I LOVE your blog! It’s so great and I can’t wait to read more!
    xoxo Cailee!


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