I promise you’ll love kale after you try this pistachio kale sauce! Kale can taste bland on its own but when you blend it with rich and buttery pistachios, fresh basil leaves and tangy lemon juice, you get a majorly flavorful sauce that you’ll want to put on everything you eat!
I know what you’re thinking– “Ugh, this girl is trying to get me to eat kale again!”
Yep, I sure am. I promise you won’t even know it’s in the sauce but your body will get all the fab nutrients from it.
In an effort to stick to my healthy eating plan for the new year, I’ve been eating lots of salads, veggies and healthy fats like avocados. I’ve been making my favorite lemon pomegranate body booster smoothie every day whenever I feel like I want a snack, and I’ve been trying to not eat late at night.
Plain veggies can taste pretty blah, and who wants to eat boring, tasteless food? Not me! I whipped up this pistachio kale sauce to dip my carrots and cauliflower in, and it’s a home run! Doesn’t a dipping sauce make everything taste better? Especially raw veggies.
The best part is that this sauce is 75% kale, so your basically dipping your veggies into more veggies! Dip away my saucy friends!
I used pistachios in the sauce because they taste rich and buttery, but they’re very low in calories and are good for your ❤️. If you’re trying to watch your cholesterol, swap out the peanuts you’ve been munching on for these pistachios, ASAP!
How to Open Pistachios
An easy way to open these little guys is to use one of the shells you already opened to stick into the crack of another one and use it to pry it open. Don’t ruin your nails!
- 3 cups (loosely packed) kale, stems removed
- 1 cup (loosely packed) fresh basil leaves
- ¼ cup pistachios, shelled
- ⅛ cup parmesan cheese
- ½ lemon, juiced
- Sea salt & pepper
- ¼ cup olive oil
- ¼ cup water
- Put all the ingredients into a blender or food processor and blend for 30 seconds - 1 minute, or until desired consistency,
- Taste and add additional salt and pepper if needed.
- Serve immediately, refrigerate leftover sauce for up to one week.
- Note -
- If you like a thinner consistency, add an additional ¼ cup of water.
- You can substitute spinach or swiss chard if you don't have kale.
Pistachio Kale Sauce Only Takes 5 Minutes to Make!
Did I mention how easy this sauce is to make? 5 minutes is all you need! I make the sauce in my NutriBullet small cup. All of the kale won’t fit in at once, so I start with one cup of kale, blend it with all the other ingredients and then add the rest of the kale and blend again. I like my sauce to have a thicker consistency so it sticks to the back of a spoon. If you want it a little saucier, just add an additional 1/4 cup water until you like the consistency.
The pistachio kale sauce is loaded with flavor and perfect for salads, dipping veggies in, drizzling over fish, chicken or tacos. Don’t be surprised if you feel a little like a kale-loving Popeye after you eat it!
Or you can use your avocado turkey wrap like a dunkaroo and get pistachio kale sauce all over your face. I’m totally okay with that.
How would you use this pistachio kale sauce? Let me know in the comments!
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