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Kale Pesto Mushroom Pistachio Bowl

Updated: Jun 7, 2018

Kale Pesto Mushroom Pistachio Bowl

Modified Love & Lemons | Serves: 2-3 | Time: ~30 min


Kale Pesto Sauce

¼ cup #pistachios, shelled

1 garlic clove

1 packed cup chopped #kale

2 tbsp fresh lemon juice

¼ tsp salt

black pepper

¼ cup EVO

¼ cup water

For the Bowls

1 tbsp EVO

16 oz Baby Bella #mushrooms, sliced

2 tsp balsamic dressing

4 packed cups chopped kale

2 cups cooked #quinoa (doctored with mushroom sage EVO & Bavarian spices)

1 tbsp crushed pistachios

Pinch of crushed red pepper



Combine the pistachios, garlic, kale, lemon juice, sea salt, pepper, ¼ cup olive oil and ¼ cup water in a small blender and pulse until pureed.

Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the mushrooms, ¼ teaspoon sea salt, pepper, stir to coat, then cook 8 to 10 minutes or until the mushrooms are browned and soften, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and toss with the balsamic.

In a medium bowl, finely chop the remaining kale and remove any tough stem pieces. Toss with a few scoops of the kale pesto sauce and season with salt and pepper. Toss and gently massage.

Assemble the bowls with the cooked quinoa, kale, mushrooms, chickpeas, pistachios, red pepper flakes and generous scoops of the sauce. Season to taste.

What I ate and drank today (6/3/2018)

70 oz of water

1.5 cups of coffee

Bloody Mary

... a lot of wine

2 vegan chickpea scramble enchiladas with chipotle sauce and avocado crema

Celery with peanut butter

Kale pesto mushroom pistachio bowl

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