Recipe Evergreen Kale Pesto Sandwich (and Spread)

September 08, 2017

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Silver Hills Bakery

Sneak some greens into your family’s next meal with a recipe that will make you thank your lucky stars! This plant-based Kale Pesto recipe makes for a fantastic Kale Pesto Sandwich. But it’s versatile too! It’s perfect as a dip with veggies or as a toast topper for your favourite Silver Hills sprouted bread.

Alright, maybe these greens aren’t so sneaky. But the flavour will certainly surprise you and your family! Make your kids a green meal for St. Patrick’s Day—or any green-themed occasion. It’s a perfect opportunity to get picky eaters to try a green food they might not try otherwise. And this flavour and nutrition-packed recipe is sure to help win them over!

This healthy, flavour-packed pesto is great year-round too! Basil isn’t always fresh and available, so this Kale Pesto recipe is perfect for those winter months or just for a change of greens.

Superfood kale lends robust, earthy flavour to this beautiful deep green pesto that’s sure to please and a cinch to prepare. Complete with a cheesy kick from nutritional yeast and a citrusy punch of lemon, this plant-based accompaniment is versatile as can be. Toss with pasta, add to dips, spread on toast and sandwiches, or toss into stir-fries, soups, sauces, and mixed vegetables. The flavourful possibilities are endless–and guilt-free, too!

Plant-based Kale Pesto recipe

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For the kale pesto:

  • 4 large leaves kale , stemmed and roughly chopped
  • ½ cup pine nuts
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 – 3 Tbsp nutritional yeast
  • ½ lemon , juiced
  • 3 – 4 Tbsp olive oil
  • to taste salt and pepper

For the sandwich:


For the kale pesto:

  1. Blend kale pesto ingredients in a food processor or high-powered blender until desired texture is achieved. Store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

For the sandwich:

  1. Toast bread if desired. Spread kale pesto generously on one (or both!) slices.
  2. Top one side with sliced avocado, baby spinach, and chopped jalapeños (if using). Close the sandwich with the other slice, and enjoy!

Try these handy tips!

  • Use our Kale Pesto to make a healthy sandwich that will rock your taste buds. Spread this on your favourite sprouted bread, and stuff your sandwich with the toppings suggested above—or whatever fresh ingredients you like! (Tomato and plant-based feta or vegan mozzarella slices would be equally delicious!)
  • Pair this pesto with veggies or toppings you know your kids like already for a sandwich that won’t bounce back. Try it with non-dairy cream cheese on their favourite bagel, or pair it with cucumber or carrot ribbons on their favourite Silver Hills sprouted bread.