Kale and Green Pea Pesto

Recipe by Just Garlic
READY IN: 30mins
SERVES: 8-12




  • Heat the olive oil in a large saute pan (use one with a lid--you'll need it in a minute).
  • Add and cook the kale on medium heat until it just begins to get tender, then add the minced garlic and cook 1 more minute until garlic becomes fragrant.
  • Now add the peas, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes, stir well, then add the lemon juice, a splash of water, and cover the pan.
  • Once the peas are warmed through, turn off the heat and uncover.
  • Carefully pour your cooked veggies into your food processor and pulse several times. Begin processing (lowest speed if you happen to have options), adding additional olive oil in a thin stream as necessary to achieve your desired consistency. If I have it around, I like to use the liquid from a jar of good olives at this point instead of the olive oil: it's up to you.
  • Once you've reached a smooth consistency you're happy with, taste the pesto for seasoning. Add more salt/lemon juice/pepper as desired, pulse to combine, then you're done and ready to use your pesto!