Kale Ricotta Pesto

This is a fresh take on a traditional pesto. The kale adds a beautiful color and slight bitterness which is complimented by creamy ricotta and bright lemon. A sprinkle of crushed red pepper and parmesan finishes the flavor fest. Serve over your favorite pasta or as a dip with whole wheat crusty bread and veggies.

Kale Ricotta Pesto

Kale Ricotta Pesto

This creamy pesto is full of bright, crispy kale and brightened with fresh lemon. Enjoy over your favorite pasta.
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  • 12 oz ricotta
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 3 1/2 cups chopped kale , large stems removed
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 2 lemons , juiced
  • 1-2 Tbsp water , as needed
  • crushed red pepper , to taste


  • Pulse all ingredients till smooth. Add water to reach desired consistency. Sprinkle with crushed red pepper. Season with additional herbs if desired. Serve over top your favorite veggie-packed pasta. Can also serve as a dip for veggies or a base for salad dressing or hummus.
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