This Nut Free Pesto is the perfect condiment to brighten up any dish. It’s also a great way to use up the overabundance of basil at the end of the season to put up for winter!
Prep Time:5 minutes
Total Time:5 minutes
2 cups packed basil
2 cups packed baby kale
1/3 cup parmigiano reggiano, grated
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 garlic clove
Salt to taste
¼ cup olive oil
hot water, as needed
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.