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The Best Vegan Kale Pesto

This is the best vegan kale pesto - it's lemony, garlicky, and just a hint of spicy! Perfect for pasta, pizza, or avocado toast.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 3


  • 3 Cups Kale packed
  • 2 Cloves Garlic
  • Juice from 1/2 Lemon
  • 2 Tsp Dried Basil
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt
  • Black Pepper to taste
  • Red Pepper Flakes to taste
  • 1/3 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/4 Cup Pepitas (Pumpkin Seeds)
  • 2-3 Tbs Water


  1. In a food processor, add all ingredients. Process on high until the pesto reaches the desired consistency (i.e. blend longer for a smoother pesto).

  2. Serve with pasta, on top of pizza, or with mashed avocado for a delicious avocado toast!

  3. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

For a "cheesy" flavor in the pesto, add 1-2 Tbs nutritional yeast.