I'm totally addicted to kale!
I have to admit I mostly add it to smoothies, but lately I've started adding it to pesto, hummus, pasta, soups, stews and bubble and squeak. OK, so I'm actually using it quite a lot! Look in my fridge and you'll always find a big bag of it. Of course it helps that it keeps really well, much longer than other greens.
I thought this kale and cashew pesto would taste good, but I was blown away by the flavour. I was super tempted to just keep dipping in for another spoonful to make sure it was ok. You know the way you do. Of course it would have disappeared rather fast if I kept that up. I resisted temptation and popped it in the fridge.
We enjoyed this pesto stirred through pasta with roast vegetables, spread in wraps and drizzled on homemade veggie burgers. It was gone in a flash!
Optimum 9200 Next Generation power blender or should I say my other love affair!
I couldn't live without it now. I really couldn't.
He is used for everything. Daily smoothies, shakes, soups, pesto, hummus, custard, curd, burgers, falafel, pasta sauce, pizza sauce, chocolate mousse, cocktails...........
Worth every penny!
If you're looking for a new blender do consider this one, it's a powerful beast. It comes with 5 years warranty which can be boosted to 10 years and a 30 day money back guarantee, so you can try it and if you aren't happy with it you can return it.
In the meantime I'm giving away one of these handsome beasts. So do enter and good luck!
Kale and Cashew Pesto
A creamy pesto made with cashews instead of pine nuts and with no cheese, so it's dairy free, vegan and utterly delicious!
- 150ml olive oil
- 25g kale
- 25g basil
- 100g salted cashew nuts
- 1 clove garlic
- a good grinding of black pepper
1. Rinse the kale and basil.2. Add all the ingredients to a power blender or food processor and whizz until quite smooth. I like there still to be a bit of texture.3. Taste for seasoning and adjust if necessary. You won't taste the garlic strongly to begin with, but the flavour will develop.4. Enjoy!notes: This will keep in the fridge for 4-5 days. Once you have used some just top with a little olive oil and store in an airtight container in the fridge.
Yield: 290g pesto
Here are a few more kale recipes for you to try:
Kale and Asparagus Asian Broth with Spelt - Amuse Your Bouche
Quick and Easy Dal with Kale - Fuss Free Flavours
Superfood Orzo with Roasted Broccoli, Curly Kale and Almonds - The Veg Space
Kale, Butterbean and Coconut Soup - The Botanical Kitchen
Kale, Coriander and Hemp Hummus - Tinned Tomatoes
Kale, Pumpkin and Smoked Cheese Tart - Farmersgirl Kitchen
Kale Egg Cups - Rough Measures
Disclosure: I work for Froothie UK, but all opinions are my own and I do use my every day and completely recommend it. I've had a more expensive power blender and it just wasn't as powerful, it also required two jugs which was just plain annoying!