Don't Like Kale? Try Making Pesto with It.
Raw pecans add sweetness and a pleasant nutty flavor to the pesto. The pecans also give the pesto more body than I'd get with only pureed leaves. Fresh lemon juice, olive oil, a little nutmeg, and some salt and pepper finish the pesto. I used a Meyer lemon, which is sweeter than a regular lemon, but any lemon will work. I made a conscious decision not to add grated cheese to the pesto. My go-to recipe for basil pesto uses Parmesan, but I wanted to keep the kale pesto vegan. The addition of a cheese would only make it better.
|Gnocchi with Kale Pesto|