Hemp Seed + Lemony Kale Pesto

I can't tell you enough how obsessed I am with creating varying pestos weekly. They are wonderful mixed with zoodle pastas, on top of fish, thinned out into a salad dressing, mixed with quinoa or other grains, on top of vegetables, spread onto tempeh as a marinade, added to chickpeas to make a pesto hummus.... the list is full of endless possibilities. 

SUPERFOOD SPOTLIGHT: HEMP SEEDS

  • Complete protein: contains all essential amino acids and essential fatty acids needed for your daily intake 
  •  Sustainable plant protein source for vegans and vegetarians
  • Omega-3's support heart and brain health as well as decrease inflammation in the body 
  • Vitamin E (immune booster, supports healthy skin)
  • Versatile: can be added on top of salads, to smoothies, pestos, oatmeal, dressings, nut/seed mixs and more 

Ingredients

  • 1 small bunch dinosaur kale (lacinto), stalks removed
  • Handful of parsley
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup hemp seeds
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts (or cashews / pistachios for something different)
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • pinch sea salt

How To 

Place all ingredients into a food processor and process until you reach your desired consistency. Taste and adjust to desired flavor is reached. 

Health Perks

increased vegetable intake 

Easy and quick 

anti-inflammatory 

omega-3 fatty acids 

cholesterol lowering 

Good for digestion

anti-carcinogenic (isothiocyanates: bladder, breast, colon, ovarian, prostate) 

heart healthy 

vitamin A, C, E, K, B6

Low-sugar 

Anti-carcinogenic 

Energizing 

Supports liver detoxification  

Folate, calcium, iron, magnesium 

supports digestion 

complete protein

vegan & vegetarian

Kid Friendly 

Antioxidants (C,E, quercitin, kaempferol, beta-carotene, lutein, zeaxanthin,betaine, pectin, and betalains) 

DinnerKatrina Kreimer