Kale Pesto & Yogurt Dip

kale pesto yogurt

Recipe by Cara Mangini

  • Makes about 3 cupsServings


  • 1 clove garlic
  • 4 oz. curly kale, stemmed
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted, plus more for garnish
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1 tsp. lemon zest plus 2 tbsp. juice
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/4 cup EVOO, plus more for drizzling
  • 2 cups plain Greek yogurt


In medium pot, cook garlic in boiling salted water for 30 seconds; transfer to food processor and finely chop. Add kale to boiling water; cook until wilted, 3 to 5 minutes. Drain and rinse until cooled; squeeze dry. Add 1/4 cup pine nuts to food processor and pulse until coarsely ground. Add kale, Parmesan, lemon zest, 1 tbsp. lemon juice, and 1/4 tsp. cumin; pulse until kale is finely chopped. With machine running, gradually add 1/4 cup EVOO. Season pesto. In bowl, mix yogurt, 1/2 cup pesto, and remaining 1 tbsp. lemon juice and 1/4 tsp. cumin; season. Swirl in remaining pesto; drizzle with EVOO. Top with pine nuts.

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