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Winter Pesto with Kale, Rocket, Walnuts and Cashews

kale pesto
Winter Pesto with Kale, Rocket, Walnuts and Cashews

Homemade pesto is so fun and easy to make. It can practically be made with any leafy green, this time I have gone for a seasonal winter green, Kale.

Walnuts and cashews make this pesto luxurious and the rich parmesan really cuts through more than in the shop bought variety.

This recipe makes two jars worth and is packed full of super zinging vitamins needed at winter time.


130g kale

70g rocket

75g parmesan or grana padano cheese

30g walnuts

30g cashews

3 cloves of garlic

100ml extra virgin olive oil

1 lemon, juice of

salt & pepper to taste


pesto lemon

Start my bringing a large pan of water to the boil and blanch the kale for 3-4 min until tender. Drain the kale and set aside.

Wash the rocket and dry with a clean dish cloth.

Using a food processor, wiz the cheese, nuts and garlic for a few seconds. Then add the kale and rocket. The rocket might not fit at first, but once the kale is blended, it should fit. Add the oil, lemon, salt and pepper and wiz again.

Store in the fridge, and eat on pasta within one week.


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