Add all of the ingredients except the olive oil to a food processor or a high speed blender. Pulse until finely chopped. With the motor running, drizzle in the olive oil. If needed you can add in a tablespoon of hot water as needed to make a smooth pesto. Taste and adjust seasoning.
Use immediately or store for up to 1 week in a tightly sealed container.
You can replace the kale with equal portions basil for a basil only pesto.