Pesto doesn't always have to be made from Basil.  Kale is actually a great ingredient for a basic pesto that also packs in some great nutrition as well.  I prefer to make my Pesto Raw and not to cook or even blanch the pesto.  In fact everything in this is raw and requires no cooking at all.

You'll Need:

6 cups chopped Kale

1/4 Cup EVOO

1/4 Cup Raw Sunflower seeds

Salt & Pepper

2 TBSP Minced Garlic

1/8 Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese

In a food processor pulse the garlic and Parmesan Cheese.  Add the Kale, and keep on a steady blend in the food processor.  Slowly pour in the Olive Oil until a creamy paste forms.  Season with Salt and Pepper to taste.  Will keep for several days in an airtight jar refrigerated.  Great with any Pasta or mixed into Steamed Vegetables.