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  • TM 5
published: 2015/06/29
changed: 2015/06/29


Bunya Nut and Kale Pesto

  • 80 g pecorino cheese
  • 120 g Bunya Nuts (Cooked), To cook Bunya Nuts, boil them in their shells for 30 minutes. Remove cooked nut by splitting shell with secateurs and removing the nut.
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 80 g kale leaves (stem removed)
  • 170 g olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon Celtic Sea Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon chilli flakes (optional)

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    Bunya Nut and Kale Pesto
  1. 1. Place Pecorino Cheese into mixing bowl, positon measuring cup and grate 15 sec/speed 10.

    2. Add cooked bunya pine nuts, garlic, kale leaves, olive oli, salt and pepper. Install measuring cup and chop 20 sec/speed 7.

    3. Scrape down bowl and press any unchopped kale into the bottom of the bowl and repeat step 2 as many times as necessary to achieve a sauce consistancy.

    4. If serving with pasta, add pesto to cooked and drained pasta in pot, stirring on low heat to warm pesta through and throughly combine with the pasta.

    5. Sprinkle with chilli flakes if you require an extra kick.


Store any left over pesto to an airtight container in your fridge.  Consume within a few days.  tmrc_emoticons.-)

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    TM 5
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Bunya Nut & Kale Pesto



  • 19. February 2018 - 19:20

    Fantastic, bumper crop of Bunya nuts this year. Perfect as is.

    I used black kale (cavalo nero) as thats what I had, and I always like to add a bit of lemon juice to my pesto, but certainly not necessary.

    Would like to try this again but with roasted bunya nuts.

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