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huytt90This pesto would make a wonderful snack with some raw veggies or gluten free crackers, spread on a pizza crust for a base, or with your choice of pasta, as long as it’s not refined! ;).  Pasta is typically a comfort food for a lot of people but can also contribute to a big belly if you are eating the wrong kind.  Hopefully by now you have experimented with different types of pasta and will never turn back to the nutrient stripped white pasta that eventually breaks down into sugar.  Years ago we made the switch to whole wheat pasta but have now learned that gluten isn’t very easy to digest and that there are much healthier options.  We love eating quinoa pasta and rice pasta.  Kamut and spelt, although not gluten free are also a nice alternative as they are easier to digest than wheat, if that is a concern for you.

On to the recipe…

Kale Walnut Pesto:

-1 small bunch of kale leaves (approx 6 large leaves), washed

-1/2 cup organic raw walnuts

-juice of 1/2 lemon

-2 garlic cloves

-1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)

-1/4 tsp sea salt

Place all ingredients into your food processor and blend until smooth, adding more EVOO depending on the consistency.  Top your pasta of choice with this gorgeous green pesto, maybe some chili flakes, and nutritional yeast.  Enjoy! 🙂

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