Happy weekend! How’s yours going? A little too fast here, not sure I’m ready to head back to work tomorrow after last week’s business, but oh well. I adore kale and have it multiple times a day frequently between smoothies and salads. But I’m also in a bit of a rut with it using it in just smoothies and salads. I decided to get a little creative with it this time and turn baby kale leaves into a chunky, hemp seed pesto to coat carrot “noodles”.
- 2 cups packed baby kale leaves
- 1/4 cup shelled hemp seeds
- 1 large clove of garlic, crushed
- 2 tbsp. of nutritional yeast
- 2 tbsp. of lemon juice
- salt and pepper to taste
Place all ingredients into a food processor and process to a finely chopped and mixed texture. Toss with veggies or pasta, use as a spread, or even a dip for flat bread. Makes 2 servings.
The color is gorgeously green and vibrant, perfect for pairing with bright orange carrots.
And I had to share the carrots with Miko, he’s quite the fan of crunching away on them.
I served the pesto carrot “pasta” topped with hemp seed Parmesan and a steamed artichoke for a veggie loaded dinner.
The pesto has a bright, tangy, and punchy garlic flavor with nice texture that’s not greasy or slimy.
And looks very pretty topping carrots.