A lovely alternative to basil pesto, this kale pesto is great on sandwiches, pasta and anywhere else pesto is a plus.
|3⁄4 lb||kale (leaves only)|
|4 clv||garlic (peeled)|
|3 c||basil (fresh, or combo of basil and cilantro)|
|1||lemon (or lime, juiced)|
|1 t||salt (or garlic salt)|
|1⁄2 t||black pepper (or less to taste)|
Wash kale- leave water on leaves. Coarsely chop and steam in the aforementioned water until tender, about 5 minutes. Let cool. Finely mince garlic in a food processor. When finely minced, add the basil, optional cilantro and kale. Process until uniform, then add juice, olive oil, salt and pepper. Pulse to combine.