Kale Pesto Pasta with Hemp Oil


I love pasta!! I especially love vegan pasta dishes as I don’t get that heavy/sick/ crazy -full feeling I used to get eating pasta with meat or cheese. Now I get to eat carbs and feel light!

This kale pesto pasta is one of my favourite dinner at the moment. I especially love the fact that my toddler twins love it as much as I do and they get a good dose of kale and hemp oil with every mouthful. I also trick them by adding spiralized zucchini amongst the pasta.

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I have only discovered hemp oil recently and I love its nutty taste in salads and the fact it is a very good source of omega-3 and omega-6- perfect for vegan people and kids too without having to take yucky fish oil tablets. I also add flax meal powder to our smoothies or porridge and we eat walnuts often for omegas.


Kale Pesto:

Makes enough for pasta for 4 people.

  • 1/2 cup of cashews, pine nuts, hemp seeds or almonds (I used cashews this time)
  • 5 stalks of kale (remove the stalks and only add the green leaves)
  • 1/3 cup of nutritional yeast
  • 1/3 cup of hemp oil
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • big handful of basil leaves
  • 1 tbsp of water if needed
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. In a food processor, mix the nuts until fine then add the kale and basil until very finely chopped.
  2. Then add the hemp oil, lemon juice, nutritional yeast and salt and pepper.
  3. Add a little bit more oil or water if required.

Serve with zuchetti, (zucchini pasta), spaghetti or a mix of both!

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