INGREDIENTS

  • 6-7 cups of chopped fresh kale
  • 1/2 cup shelled, roasted and salted pecans or pistachios
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 whole avocado, peeled and seed removed
  • salt and pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS

Wash kale in lukewarm water. Remove any roots, rough ribs and the center stalk if it is large or fibrous.  Chop into small  pieces.   Combine kale, nuts, Parmesan cheese, lemon juice, garlic and avocado in food processor.  Pulse ingredients until minced and smooth paste forms.  Season with salt and pepper. Serve with fresh veggies, whole wheat crackers or bread. 

Yield: 6, 3/4 cup servings
Nutritional Analysis: 
  • 150 calories
  • 13 g fat
  • 2.5 g saturated fat
  • 5 mg cholesterol
  • 320 mg sodium
  • 7 g carbohydrate
  • 3 g fiber
  • 1 g sugars
  • 5 g protein

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