Kale and Spinach Pesto

March 31, 2013 by Jenny Melrose
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When I think of a fresh pesto, I think of my canvas shoe planter herb garden and dream of Spring.  I’m willing Spring here even after losing our Spring break because of the number of snow days we had.  I created a fresh Kale and Spinach Pesto that is packed full of flavor and perfect over pasta, on a sandwich or as a lead ingredient in a main course dish.

Kale & Spinach Pesto

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  • Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust


    What an awesome recipe Jenny! I just bought some kale for green smoothies, I’m so trying it in pesto!

    • Jenny Melrose


      This was my first time buying kale. I picked it up because of the iron in it. This pesto was an absolute fluke and I’m so glad it was!

  • Lisa @ Wine & Glue


    Gorgeous photos Jenny!! And I love kale and spinach! I can’t wait to try this!

    • Jenny Melrose


      Thanks so much Lisa. I’m working hard to improve my photos so that means so much!

  • Meghan @ The Tasty Fork


    I love kale & spinach! Never would have thought to use both for pesto. I’m totally making this!!

  • Rachel @{I Love} My Disorganized Life


    I love pesto, but have only ever had basil pesto. I’m very excited to try this recipe!

  • Jenn


    I love pesto but it is one of those things that I have never made myself. I’ll have to try this!

  • Randi - Dukes and Duchesses


    We love pesto and that sounds like a really neat, healthy combination … I’ll definitely be trying it!

  • Louise


    Really great recipe idea!

  • Jen in Jersey (soon to be Texas!)


    Yum, can’t wait to try this!

    Two questions – is that 8 ounces of kale AND 8 ounces of spinach, or 8 ounces total of spinach and kale together? And is it ounces by weight or volume?

    • Jenny Melrose


      I’m sorry it took me a bit to get back to you. It was 8 oz of spinach and kale combined. I had bought a bag of spinach and kale that was mixed together so grabbed a handful and wasn’t too picky on which I had more of. It was 8 oz by volume.

  • Trish - Mom On Timeout


    LOVE pesto and this looks totally amazing! Can’t wait to give it a try Jenny! Pinned and thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

  • Abbey


    Interesting idea! Thanks for sharing!!

  • Christie - Food Done Light


    I love that you used soy nuts! I love to find different ways to make pesto. Thanks for sharing on Thursdays Treasures.

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