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January 08, 2013 January 08, 2013/ Morgan Eccleston

Today I wanted to do a little update on my Kale Pesto recipe. New photo, better instructions and more options. Plus nutritional information! Have you noticed that I list the nutritional information at the bottom AND the Weight Watches Points Plus as well? (I’m a lifetime member, ya’ll!) My hope is that it helps you out in your meal planning!

What vegan doesn’t love Kale? YOU?! You don’t? Well if you don’t I’m about the change all that. This is miracle sauce. It’s savory, nutty, and dare I say cheesy. It tastes amazing on a cracker, sweet potato, pasta, thinned out as a salad dressing, or it even is mighty good straight from the jar. 

My little one LOVES it. And see, that’s what we want right? Green stuff going into our kids. Unless its not food. Or old food. Nevermind! What we want is HEALTHY GREENS going into our kids. And into ourselves. 

Plus check it out: A super cute coloring page for the recipe. Just print it out and go to town. Or let your kids color it in, whichever! (If you don’t have kids then you should color it yourself.)

Click here to download the printable coloring page for Kale Pesto!

Recipe Notes… 

*You can also use a mixture of other healthy greens in this recipe such as spinach, collard greens, mustard greens or even arugula. Play around with your food! You’ll need about 4 cups of chopped greens. You don’t have to steam the more tender spinach or arugula but you will still want to follow the directions for steaming with other greens.

*You may need extra water to thin it out to your desired consistency. 

*This keeps well in the fridge for several days.

Kale Pesto

About 16 servings

1 big bunch of kale (about 4 cups chopped)

1/3 cup nutritional yeast

2 Tablespoons miso (“mellow” or your favorite kind!)

2 cloves garlic

1/2 cup sunflower seeds (shelled and unsalted)

1/2 cup water

1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice

Wash your kale and remove the large tough stems. Place your greens in a large steamer basket and steam for around 5 minutes or until softened.

Add your steamed kale and the remaining ingredients to your food processor or blender. Blend until nice and smooth. Make sure to scrape down the sides to get a consistant pesto.


Nutritional information per serving


Serving size: 2 Tablespoons

1 WWPointsPlus, 44 calories

, 2.3g total fat, 0mg cholesterol, 4.3g carbohydrates, 1.7g fiber, 0.5g sugar, 2.7g protein 

January 08, 2013/ Morgan Eccleston/