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Kale and Sunflower Seed Pesto

Healthy and fresh Kale & Sunflower Seed Pesto, made in 10 minutes with just 7 ingredients. 

Kale & Sunflower Seed Pesto | via veggiechick.com #vegan #glutenfree

Happy Memorial Day!! A big thank you to those who have served and are serving in the military to protect our country. =)

It’s been a great weekend so far. Since we’ve been traveling quite a bit the last few months, Robert and I just decided to stay home this weekend. I admit I go a little stir crazy being at home, but I’ve been keeping myself busy with exercise classes, walking/running outside, cooking a lot, shooting photos, and watching online videos trying to educate myself on ‘purpose, productivity and profit’. I was recently introduced to an awesome online course called Work by Design Summit and I’m in love with the concept and SO inspired by the videos. If you have time, I highly recommend checking it out here. I also have a few books to read on similar topics, so that will be in the works for today. And later we’re going to a fun pool+food+drinks party with two of our good friends. I love Michigan summers!

One of my favorite things to make in the summer is pesto. It’s so simple to make. A food processor + a few healthy ingredients and you have yourself a yummy Sunflower Seed Pesto that you can use in SO many different ways: on pasta, bread, pretzels, spaghetti squash, pizza, you name it. And this one is made with sunflower seeds, which always reminds me of playing softball. Anyone else? For some reason, it’s cool to spit out sunflower seeds when you’re playing ball, even if you are a 15 year old girl. Ha! Anyway…

Kale & Sunflower Seed Pesto | via veggiechick.com #vegan #glutenfree

In a food processor, add sunflower seeds and process for about 30 seconds on high, until broken into crumbs. Add all remaining ingredients and blend until combined. Makes 1 cup pesto. Best served immediately.

Kale & Sunflower Seed Pesto via veggiechick.com #vegan #glutenfree

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Kale & Sunflower Seed Pesto (Vegan, Gluten Free)

Healthy and fresh Kale & Sunflower Seed Pesto, made in 10 minutes with just 7 ingredients.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8
  • Category: Vegan, Gluten Free

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup roasted, unsalted shelled sunflower seeds
  • 2 cups packed kale, white parts removed
  • 1 cup packed fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon sunflower oil (or olive oil)
  • 1 teaspoon white balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
  • 1 tablespoon water

Instructions

  1. In a food processor, add sunflower seeds and process for about 30 seconds on high, until broken into crumbs. Add all remaining ingredients and blend until combined. Makes 1 cup pesto. Best served immediately.

Notes

Nutrition information is for 2 tablespoons pesto.

 

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2 Comments

  • Is the 56 calories for the whole cup of pesto?

    Reply
    • Hi Megan, I updated the nutritional info. It’s 24 calories or 2 grams of fat for 2 tablespoons. There is 1 cup for this entire recipe (16 tablespoons). =) Thanks!

      Reply

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