Vegan Kale Pesto

There is no sauce better than pesto!! I missed pesto dearly when I stopped eating dairy, so I decided to perfect a healthy dairy-free version. It can be used in so many dishes, such as pasta and pizza (recipes to come)! This pesto, specifically, is so light and delicious.

What a great way to get your greens in too! This recipe is packed with many nutrients. The addition of hemp seeds gives it a unique nutty flavor as well as a great texture. This is an extremely easy and quick recipe. It only takes a few minutes to make! Check the recipe out below. Enjoy!!


Vegan Kale Pesto

Makes ~1 cup

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups packed kale
  • 1 cup packed basil
  • 3 tbsp hemp seeds (substitute 1/4 cup pine nuts, walnuts, or cashews)
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 1/2 lemon, squeezed
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • ~1/3 cup olive oil

Directions:

  1. Add kale, basil, hemp seeds, minced garlic, lemon, and salt to a food processor. Pulse until broken down, about 30 seconds.
  2. While pulsing, add olive oil in increments of 1 tbsp until you attain the correct smooth consistency, about 1/3 cup olive oil. Enjoy!

“A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.”

Luke 6:45

A friend once asked me what the condition of my heart is. I had never thought about this prior, but I also have never stopped thinking about this since. It is so important for us to do heart checks frequently. What is the condition of your heart? We can usually tell what our hearts are filled with by our words, thoughts, and actions. Are your words, thoughts, and actions filled with worldly things or the Word of God? Are you consumed by the media and the latest trends? Are you scrolling on social media more than you’re thinking about God, praying, and reading the Bible? Are you stuck in bitterness and envy due to self-comparison and self-doubt? Have you forgotten what God says is true about you?

I don’t know about you, but I want my heart to ALWAYS be filled with the truth. I never want to forget what God says is true. We are all children of God (1 John 3:1). We are all made in the image of God (Gen 1:27). We were all created with purpose. God has a perfect plan for all of our lives (Jer 29:11). I pray you never forget these things. I pray we all confidently know this to be true so that we can have hearts filled with love, peace, grace, joy, patience, and kindness.

It is so easy to be consumed by the things of this world. Social media and the news greatly influence the way we speak and act. When our eyes are fixed more on the world than God, we quickly become angry, impatient, envious, negative, and selfish. Fix your eyes on Jesus (Heb 12:2).

So, what is the condition of your heart? Talk to God about it. Let Him reveal it to you.

I am forever grateful for a God who unconditionally loves and forgives us. Let’s all get our hearts in the right place so we can walk and love more like Jesus.

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