Kale Walnut and Cheddar Pesto

Kale_Walnut_Cheddar_pestoSometimes I get it into my head that I really want a certain food even if I don’t have any stocked up. I’m pretty sure everyone gets that, but since my brain doesn’t joke about food (at least until after I’ve finished eating it) I usually end up having to find a way to make it even if I don’t have the right ingredients.

So that’s what happened here. I demanded pesto. I didn’t have pesto or even the ingredients to make traditional pesto. So I ended up making it out of whatever I had at home. It turns out a leafy green thing, a nut thing and a cheese thing work even if they’re not strictly the right ingredients for the recipe*.

So far I’ve eaten this stuff in toasties, with pasta and drizzled on-top of a pizza. Have it however you want, it’s really versatile, stupidly simple and ridiculously green!


*Within reason, don’t try to be a clever dick.

Kale Walnut and Cheddar Pesto
Serves: 3
Prep time:
Total time:
  • 85g walnuts, toasted
  • 85g cheddar
  • 85g curly kale
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 75ml extra virgin olive oil
  • juice of 1 lime
  • ½ red pepper, deseed
  1. Put all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until you have ready your desired consistency.

So what do you think?

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