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Healthy Homemade Kale & Basil Pesto

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This is a great 5 minutes vegetarian kale & basil pesto. It is so speedy-quick to make and tastes healthy, green and delicious. This pesto is so versatile because it compliments well with pasta and chicken.

Alternatively, I would add a few spoonfuls to scrambled eggs with goat cheese for breakfast. Or I can use it as a dip or a sandwich spread.

Seriously, this ultra green paste tastes absolutely wonderful.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
Makes: 2 servings

Kale and Basil Pesto Ingredients

1 bunch of Tuscan kale
1/2 bunch fresh basil
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup truffle olive oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice
Salt and pepper

Tonight I am making a kale pesto pasta for dinner and it is one of those dishes that hides the fact that its good for you.

500g fresh egg fettuccine
100g premium wagyu beef sausages (optional)
1 large red capsicum
50g pine nuts


Trim off the kale ribs. Rinse kale and basil and leave to dry.
Place all the ingredients in a food processor.

Puree the kale, basil oilve oil, salt and lemon juice in a food processor until pesto pasty.
Add the parmesan cheese and pulse for further 30 seconds until desired consistency.
Taste and adjust seasonings.

Store the pesto into an airtight container and store in the fridge for up to 1 week.

Preheat the oven to 180C.
Lightly toast the pine nuts for 2-3 minutes. Remove and set aside.

Place the red capsicum on a baking tray. Roast, turning occasionally, until the skin is charred and blistered.
Peel the skin and discard. Slice the roasted capsicum into thin strips.
Grill the beef sausages until fully cooked. Slice in small discs.
Cook egg fettuccine according to packet instruction.

Stir a few tablespoons of pesto through the cooked pasta.

Toss in the beef sausages and roasted capsicum.
Served with toasted pine nuts and ample Parmesan cheese.

This is just a beautiful bowl of green!

Get creative and use the leftover pesto on anything eggs, roasted veggies, toasted bread or pizza!

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