kale pesto pasta


  • 6 kale leaves, stems removed
  • 1 cup basil leaves, loosely packed
  • 1/2 cup walnuts (mix of halves and pieces)
  • 1/2 cup nutritional yeast
  • 3 gloves garlic
  • 2 Tbs lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Add all the ingredients to a food processor and process until smooth. Pause and scrape down the sides as needed.
  2. Taste test and adjust ingredients to your liking.

Note: I personally didn’t find the need for oil. My kale was wet from washing it and the pesto was plenty moist.
used a corn and quinoa pasta and added diced tomatoes, air-fried tofu, homemade vegan parm, and red pepper flakes

Recipes inspo came from the @well_vegan blog by searching for “Kale Walnut Pesto Pasta”

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