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Kale Pesto in the Optimum Vac2 Air Vacuum Blender


Kale Pesto in the Optimum Vacuum Blender VAC2

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Who doesn’t love pesto?..... and making it just got a whole lot easier for me in my new Optimum Vac2 Vacuum Blender from Froothie (you can read my initial review here). The taste of homemade pesto is heads and shoulders above the shop bought stuff (although I do admit to having 4 jars in my cupboard for tea time emergencies) and thanks to the Optimum blender’s vacuum function, the colour of this pesto stays a lovely vibrant green too.

Usually I’ll make a classic basil pesto with pine nuts and parmesan, but as we’re trying to be a bit more frugal in the grocery buying department (new car needed soon), I opted to use kale with walnuts and a vegetarian hard cheese, which cut the cost of the pesto significantly.

This kale pesto is perfect spooned through pasta or can also be served with grilled chicken or fish.
Kale Pesto in the Optimum Vacuum Blender VAC2

TOP TIPS FOR MAKING THE PESTO

  • Feel free to use any hard cheese in this, such as parmesan or grana padano
  • You can also substitute the walnuts for another type of nut – almonds or hazelnuts would work well
  • For an added kick, add a pinch of dried chilli flakes
  • The pesto can be frozen. Alternatively you could freeze it in ice cube trays and add a couple of cubes to stocks and stews to add flavour.

OTHER PESTO RECIPES YOU MIGHT LIKE

Kale Pesto in the Optimum Vacuum Blender VAC2

KALE PESTO


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Kale Pesto

prep time: 10 MINScook time: total time: 10 mins
A fresh and frugal green pesto made with Kale, Walnuts and Vegetarian Hard Cheese.

ingredients:


  • 85g Kale
  • 85g Walnuts
  • 85g Grated Vegetarian Hard Cheese
  • 85ml Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 75ml Olive Oil
  • Juice of 1 Lemon
  • Salt and Pepper

instructions:


  1. Put all the ingredients in a blender and blitz until combined.  Simple as that!


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Kale Pesto in the Optimum Vacuum Blender VAC2

Disclosure: I was sent the VAC2 blender to review. If one is bought through my affiliate link I will gain commission. All thoughts are my own.
Beth Sachs
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  1. I love pesto and have never thought of using kale but that's a great idea, as I usually avoid kale as I don't know what to do with it but now I do - thanks!

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    1. It was yummy and really frugal compared to normal pesto which can be quite expensive!

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  2. Pesto is one of my favourite things, but I've not tried it with kale before. That obviously needs to change. Yours looks so vibrant, green and enticing.

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    1. Thanks Choclette. I loved the colour...but more importantly it tasted great too!

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