Kale Pesto With Basil Essential Oil

This delicious and nutritious Kale Pesto recipe was created by guest blogger Sara Flanagan from and includes basil essential oil as a convenient and unique ingredient in place of fresh basil. The other unique ingredient to this dish, kale, is also filled to the brim with vitamin K and brings a fair amount of manganese, copper, vitamin A, vitamin C and calcium.

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Servings: 4

Prep Time: 15:00

Cook Time: 00:00

Main Ingredients

3/4 cup olive oil

2 drops basil essential oil

2 1/2 cups chopped kale (i used a mix of different kale species, but 1 type is also fine)

1/2 cup walnuts

2 cloves garlic

1 medium shallot

1/3 cup nutritional yeast

1 tsp salt


1Measure out your olive oil and add 2 drops of basil essential oils. Mix well and set aside

2Place the kale and walnuts into the bowl of a food processor and pulse a few times to break them up.

3Add the garlic, shallot, nutritional yeast and salt and pulse a few more times. Scrape down the sides of the food processor with a spatula.

4Lastly, pour in the olive and basil essential oil mix and blend once more, until well mixed.

5Add to pasta, enjoy on baked potatoes, or add it to a wrap as a quick, yummy sauce.

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