Kale Stem Pesto

Prep time: 10 min   |    Cook time: 30 min   |   Ready In: 40 min


  • 1 cup chopped kale stems (or other neglected vegetable stems)

  • 1/2 cup parsley, with stems

  • 1/2 cup toasted walnuts

  • 3 garlic cloves

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes

  • zest of one lemon

  • juice of 1/2 lemon

  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup olive oil

Add all the ingredients, except the oil into a food processor. Pulse until the mixture is crumbly, scraping the sides with a spatula as needed. Continue pulsing, steadily adding the oil until well blended. Process to your own liking.

Use on pizza, pasta, sandwiches, soups, etc.