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Roasted Hazelnut Kale Pesto

October 4, 2015

Yesterday I’ve spent a good amount of time in the kitchen, all because I had a vision of a pizza that I wanted to put in realization. 😀 The pizza turned out the way I dreamt it to be and I will tell you all about it next week. For now I wanted to share one part of the pizza topping, which was a delicious roasted hazelnut kale pesto!


All those delicious pizza toppings

All those delicious pizza toppings


Since it doesn’t necessarily need to go on pizza but would taste delicious with pasta and many other things, I thought this needs to become a separate recipe.


Roasted Hazelnut Kale Pesto

Roasted Hazelnut Kale Pesto


I love the idea of adding hazelnuts to pesto. While pine nuts are the standard in pestos (and no doubt it tastes so good!), I like experimenting with other flavors. Especially since it’s really hard to mess up a pesto!  And I must say, this kale hazelnut combination might just become a favorite of mine. It’s delicious!!

Happy weekend y’all!


Roasted Hazelnut Kale Pesto

(for 4 medium portions)

  • 50g hazelnuts
  • 50g kale
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 clove of garlic (about 3 g)
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 4 sun-dried tomatoes in oil

Roast hazelnuts in a pan. If possible, take of the skins, which are a bit bitter. You can peel them more easily by placing the roasted nuts in a little jar and shake them. This way the skins come of by themselves. Now place all ingredients in an electric chopper and blend. Done!


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