This Vegan Kale Pesto Is Packed With Healthy Fats and Vitamins

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This brilliant green pesto tastes so good that you’ll want to slather it on everything you make.
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This brilliant green pesto tastes so good that you'll want to slather it on everything you make — from roasted fish to zucchini noodles. Not only is it creamy and delicious, it comes packed with kale, a vegetable that's rich in cancer-fighting antioxidants, fiber, iron and vitamins A, C and K.

But kale isn't the only healthy ingredient in this recipe: Pine nuts and olive oil are loaded with heart-healthy fats. Pine nuts are also rich in manganese, magnesium and zinc, while olive oil is loaded with antioxidants that help protect the heart and blood cells from damage.

A third of a cup of this pungent kale pesto clocks in at 219 calories, which is well worth it considering how much flavor it adds to a dish. We love to serve the pesto as a dip with crudites, as a topping for protein like steak and fish or mixed into a grain salad.

And if you're worried about your breath smelling from the addition of raw garlic, just know that the ingredient in its raw state can combat sickness, reduce blood pressure and lower cholesterol levels.

Recipe and Nutritional Info: Kale Pesto

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