Lulu's Kale Salad with Mint Pistachio Pesto

Kale salad with mint pistachio pesto Pesto

2 cups of mint 1 cup of pistachio 1 lemon zested and juiced

Blend in food processor. Toss 1 head of kale (I like to julienne mine or tear it up) with 1-tablespoon olive oil, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Add pistachio pesto

There are many options to this salad as well. I have added julienned apricots and Feta cheese. I also served it in a bowl with a piece of seared salmon on top. It might even be good mixed with forbidden rice or quinoa.

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Lulu's Pesto

1 1/2 cups basil1 1/2 cups cilantro 1 1/2 cups parsley 1/2 cup almonds 3/4 cup Parmesan 4 cloves garlic 1 tsp agave 1/2 cup olive oil or more depending on the consistency you like Salt and pepper to taste

Put ingredients in food processor and pulse.

This pesto is great on just about every thing from apples to fish.