Kale Basil Pesto

Creamy. Garlicky. Insanely Delicious. Perfect description of this Kale Basil Pesto.

Pesto is amazing because it literally only takes 5 minutes and can be used in SO many different ways.  This also might be the most delicious pesto ever. Loaded with Kale, fresh basil, garlic, you get the gist. Put it on pizza, pasta, bread, crackers, chicken, or anything else your Italian food loving heart desires.

Kale Basil Pesto

I personally like to prep a big batch of pesto at the beginning of the week, and store it in the fridge for whenever I need it. That way, I can grab a spoonful or two whenever I please.  Like for this Avocado Toast with Burst Tomatoes and Pesto… words can’t describe the goodness. You need to try it for yourself.

This Pesto though. Less than 10 ingredients and only 5 minutes, that’s all I am asking of you people.  Feel free to sub the pine nuts for almonds, walnuts, or pistachios– all nuts are welcome here.


Kale and Basil Pesto


  • 3/4 c extra virgin olive oil
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 c pine nuts
  • 2 c Kale, chopped
  • 1 c fresh basil
  • 1/2 c grated parmesan
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon


  1. Combine olive oil, garlic, kale, basil, salt, pepper, parmesan, and lemon juice in a food processor and pulse until smooth. Add the pine nuts and pulse until you’ve reached your desired consistency.
Recipe Card powered byTasty Recipes

Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

Recipe rating 5 Stars 4 Stars 3 Stars 2 Stars 1 Star