5 minute kale and Rucola pesto

Kale and Rucola pesto

Kale Pesto. Can it be worth the effort? I asked myself that question for a long time. Finally, I did what I should have done from the beginning. I tested it.
Kale has become very popular the past few years. And that’s not so strange. It’s probably one of the healthiest and nutritious plants you can find.┬áIf you don’t, believe me, you can read this in-depth article “26 Science-Backed Health Benefits of Kale”. The list of nutrition value and health benefits seems almost endless.
If you eat it raw, that will say.

I suspect that a good part of all these vitamins and minerals will be destroyed when you cook it.
I’ll admit it here and now. Raw kale is nothing I crave. If you love it, I can only say congratulation. But I’m just not that fond of it. That’s probably one of the reasons why I haven’t tested that kale pesto until now.
The taste of raw kale is to be a bit special, but it may be acceptable if I mix it with other strong flavors that I’m more or less addicted to, I reasoned to myself. So I took kale, Rucola, almonds, lime, parmesan, garlic and mixed it with olive oil with a hand mixer. I added a little salt and pepper and tasted.


A happy smile spread across my face (I suppose). Finally, I had found a way to enjoy raw kale. It was just as tasty as I had hoped, but maybe not quite dared to believe that it would. It was just simply delicious.
The taste of kale had melted together with all other wonderful flavors to a very happy marriage. It reminded a bit of a basil-based pesto. But slightly milder in taste.
I knew instantly that this was something I would do again. Many times. And I promise. It takes not more than 5 minutes with a hand mixer. Probably less with a blender.

So were this kale and Rucola pesto worth the effort? Yes, it certainly was.

Kale and Rucola pesto

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5 minutes kale and Rucola pesto
A flavorful kale and Rucola pesto that won't take more than 5 minutes to make. Can be served with all dishes that goes with ordinary pesto.
Kale and Rucola pesto
Kale and Rucola pesto
  1. Add all ingredients to a food processor. You can also use a hand mixer. Mix until smooth.
  2. Add salt and pepper to taste.
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