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NerdDNA Green Goddess Herb Pesto Recipe

Green Goddess Herb Pesto

Ingredients

1 clove garlic
1 (or 2 optional) anchovy fillet (in oil) or 

1/4 tsp of anchovy paste
½ small shallot, chopped (about 1 tablespoon)
1 teaspoon lemon juice
handful chopped fresh Italian parsley
handful chopped kale
2-3 tablespoons chopped fresh tarragon
1 tablespoon chopped chives
¼ cup olive oil or avocado oil
sea salt and ground pepper to taste

Directions

Pulse garlic, anchovy, and shallot in food processor until chopped. With the food processor running, add lemon juice, parsley, kale, tarragon and chives. 

Very slowly drizzle in oil until kale and herbs get sufficiently chopped and everything is the consistency of a pesto. You may need more or less of the oil depending on how big a “handful” of herbs is to you. You can also turn off the food processor and push herbs down the side of the bowl with a spatula every once in a while.

Season to taste with salt and pepper (You probably won’t need too much salt if you used anchovies.)

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Brussels Sprouts and Kale Salad       

 

Ingredients:

 

For dressing:

2 Tbs fresh lemon juice

1 Tbs dijon mustard

1 tsp shallot, finely minced

1 small clove garlic, finely minced

1/8 tsp kosher salt

Pinch black pepper

1/4 c extra virgin olive oil

For salad:

2-3 c thinly sliced kale (approx 1/2 a bunch)

1 lb brussels sprouts, finely shredded using a mandolin or sharp knife

3-4 slices turkey bacon, baked and chopped

1/4 c roasted almonds, chopped*

1/2 c Pecorino cheese, finely grated

 

Directions:

 

Combine all dressing ingredients in a small bowl and mix. (Alternatively, I sometimes throw everything in a mini food processor and let it do the chopping.) Add in olive oil, whisking (or processing) until combined.

 

Mix sliced kale and shaved brussels sprouts in a large bowl. Throw in bacon, almonds, and cheese. Pour dressing over the top and toss salad until all ingredients are distributed throughout.