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Kale Tahini Pesto

The other day, I went to have a massage with my regular masseuse, Emily.

“I’ve recently been trained in barefoot shiatsu”, she said. “Would you like to give it a try?”

Of course I was game but…

What is barefoot shiatsu?

She smiled and said, “It’s where I massage you with my feet…”


I tried it, of course. Here’s my review: at the beginning, I was very aware that she was stepping on me. Very aware. But after a few minutes I didn’t really think about it and the massage was so good. Super deep, super smooth. Hurt so good.

It was strange, but good.

Just like this…pesto? Basil dip? Kale purée? I don’t know what it is, but I call it delicious!



It started out simply enough with a basic roasted tomato pesto recipe. Basil, roasted tomatoes, garlic and salt. I pulled out a serving for the family and then I went to town!


Tahini because I love the nutty flavor (I actually eat tahini by the spoonful- is that weird?)


Kale for the health benefits (I actually eat this by the fistful- is that weird?)


Nutritional yeast for the “cheesiness”- (I don’t eat this by the handful or the spoonful, FYI…:)

The flavor is awesome – and I can see myself using this on multiple things- veggies, pasta, rice, etc.

Definitely strange, but good!

Kinda like this one…


Kale Tahini Pesto


2 cups kale, packed
1 cup basil, packed
4 tomatoes, roasted
2 garlic cloves
1 tsp salt
1 TBS Tahini
1/4 cup nutritional yeast


Purée all ingredients in a food processor or high speed blender. Put on anything and everything.

Submitted to Healthy Vegan Fridays


7 responses »

  1. I love this idea!! Tahini is one of my favoite flavors, and what good blogger doesn’t like kale? 😉

    Thank you so much for linking up!

  2. This looks perfect for me. I’m just about to make some batches of pesto for my freezer for when my baby arrives and I have kale growing in my garden so this would save me a fortune. I would also save a fortune by using the sesame sees I already have for tahini rather than buying expensive pine nuts as I planned. I think I’ll give this a try. Thank you so much! And thank you for giving me another use for my kale!

  3. I made this tonight! Of course you were right, it was SO good! I love that there’s kale in it. It tastes rich without being too heavy, and I’d love to compare the nutrition information with store bought pesto. It wouldn’t even compare!

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