Fresh kale, pistachios and coconut oil are combined in this vegan, gluten free, healthy pistachio pesto recipe. It’s perfect with pasta, chicken or on pizza!

Fresh kale, pistachios and coconut oil are combined in this vegan, gluten free, healthy pistachio pesto recipe, perfect with pasta, chicken or on pizza!

I love pesto! Spinach pesto, basil pesto, sun dried tomato pesto and now kale pistachio pesto!

Fresh kale, pistachios and coconut oil are combined in this vegan, gluten free, healthy pistachio pesto recipe, perfect with pasta, chicken or on pizza!

I’ve been making this pesto for over a year and love the flavor of the pistachios and kale with the coconut oil, which gives it a slight sweetness.

I’ve tossed it with pasta, used it to top pizza, added it to Grilled Vegetable Panini’s and most recently stuffed it in chicken with goat cheese!

Fresh kale, pistachios and coconut oil are combined in this vegan, gluten free, healthy pistachio pesto recipe, perfect with pasta, chicken or on pizza!

It’s a great vegan pesto option for using in lots of different recipes, and it’s super healthy!

Coconut oil is high in natural saturated fats which are great for increasing your good cholesterol and converting your bad cholesterol into good cholesterol. Coconut oil also helps fight cancer, builds up your immune system and protects the liver, in addition to several other health benefits.

Kale is low in calories and high in fiber and vitamins making it a great choice for a healthy diet. Pistachios are heart healthy, and filled with potassium, fiber, vitamins and minerals making them a nutritious choice for this pesto recipe and other recipes!

All in all, the ingredients in this recipe combine to make one of the healthiest pesto recipes ever!

Fresh kale, pistachios and coconut oil are combined in this vegan, gluten free, healthy pistachio pesto recipe, perfect with pasta, chicken or on pizza!

Kale Pistachio Pesto Ingredients

  • 1 cup shelled pistachios
  • 2 cups chopped kale
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ cup coconut oil (melted)

Kale Pistachio Pesto Instructions

Add the pistachios, kale, garlic and salt to a food processor and pulse for 15-20 seconds.

Slowly pour in the coconut oil and process until combined.

Fresh kale, pistachios and coconut oil are combined in this vegan, gluten free, healthy pistachio pesto recipe, perfect with pasta, chicken or on pizza!

Presto! You’ve got pesto! 😉

This pistachio pesto recipe is so easy to whip up and will add a ton of flavor to lots of different recipes! I can’t wait to add it to this Pesto Baked Salmon, Pesto Smashed Potato Salad and Cheesy Pesto Pasta!

Fresh kale, pistachios and coconut oil are combined in this vegan, gluten free, healthy pistachio pesto recipe, perfect with pasta, chicken or on pizza!

Fresh kale, pistachios and coconut oil are combined in this vegan, gluten free, healthy pistachio pesto recipe, perfect with pasta, chicken or on pizza!
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Kale Pistachio Pesto

Fresh kale, pistachios and coconut oil are combined in this vegan, gluten free, healthy pistachio pesto recipe. It’s perfect with pasta, chicken or on pizza!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup shelled pistachios
  • 2 cups chopped kale
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ cup coconut oil, melted

Instructions

  • Add the pistachios, kale, garlic and salt to a food processor and pulse for 15-20 seconds.
  • Slowly pour in the coconut oil and process until combined.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 826kcal (41%)Carbohydrates 32g (11%)Protein 20g (40%)Fat 74g (114%)Saturated Fat 36g (180%)Sodium 810mg (34%)Potassium 1303mg (37%)Fiber 8g (32%)Sugar 6g (7%)Vitamin A 9265mg (185%)Vitamin C 113.7mg (138%)Calcium 231mg (23%)Iron 4.5mg (25%)
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