If there’s one thing the Italians know how to do it’s food. Pesto is the delicious, vividly-colored sauce you will find in nearly every Italian kitchen. We’ve revamped the traditional recipe to include some of the world’s most nutritious superfoods. Adding kale, macadamias and spirulina to the mix will offer your body energy-boosting nutrients like vitamin B3, magnesium, potassium and iron. Up your pasta game with this pesto, drizzle it over roast veggies or spread it on a wholegrain piece of toast!
1 cup kale leaves
1 cup fresh basil leaves
½ cup continental parsley
½ cup macadamias (see note)
2 tablespoons hemp seeds
1 small clove garlic
½ cup grated parmesan (see note)
good quality extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon spirulina
juice of half a lemon
Place the kale, herbs, macadamias, hemp seeds, garlic and Parmesan in a food processor. Process, slowly adding the high quality olive oil until the desired consistency is reached. Add the spirulina and process until just combined. Season with lemon juice, salt and pepper and enjoy!