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Kale and basil pesto



400 g


  • 100 g raw cashews, soaked for 2hrs, Soaking can be omitted
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 30 g extra virigin olive oil
  • 75 g basil, leaves only
  • 150 g Kale, washed and stalks removed
  • 20 g lemon juice, about half a lemon

Recipe's preparation

  1. 1.  Put cashews, garlic and salt into TM bowl. Chop for 5 sec / sp 8


    2.  Add olive oil, basil, kale and lemon juice to the TM bowl (at this stage it will look very full), using the spatula to assist chop 15 sec / sp 6


    3.  Scrape down sides, test for seasoning, adjust lemon and salt to taste then mix for a further 5 sec / sp 6


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Cashews could be substituted for pine nuts or any other nut to hand.  I used cashew because of its creamy texture, especially when they have been soaked.

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  • Delicious - almost sweet - and so easy. Thanks for...

    Submitted by ghs on 22. September 2017 - 17:48.

    Delicious - almost sweet - and so easy. Thanks for the recipe. Can't seem to add a rating but 5 stars!

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