Toru Road Vegan Kale & Kawakawa Pesto
Need to get more greens into you? This is kale that actually tastes great! The base is raw kale with sunflower seeds and the added earthiness of kawakawa/bush pesto. Its the first of our kai that incorporates our own indigenous ingredient of kawakawa. A coarsely made pesto (at the request of Tracey's son Keenau to "make it more meaty" - even though he's vegan!)
Our Toru Road Vegan Kale & Kawakawa Pesto comes in 180gram jar, or our big whānau size 360gram jar. If you are picking up your Kale & Kawakawa Pesto and prefer to have it packaged in your own container - just let us know and we'll have it ready to transfer. This fresh-as deliciousness, with no preservatives, all natural goodness will stay fresh in the fridge for two weeks.
Pesto as a sauce for your pasta, dolloped on top of your protein or vegetables, on the side with your cooked breaky, or as a feel good dip. Toru Road Kai brings healthy and wholesome kai to your table.
Porirua - no charge to deliver locally, or you can arrange pickup.
Wellington, Hutt Valley and Kapiti (up to Waikanae) - no charge for combined orders over $40.
Rest of NZ - Unfortunately we don't yet courier our pesto out of Wellington. If you've ordered kai that needs to be chilled, the cost will be refunded from your order.
Orders close weekly on Wednesdays at 9am and are dispatched on Thursdays & Fridays to suit just so you can have your pesto ready fresh for the weekend. If you have a Toru Road Vegan Kale & Kawakawa Pesto crisis midweek and need your kai earlier then just let us know and we will see what we can do for you :) Keep Calm we still have Pesto!
Kale, sunflower seeds, extra virgin olive oil, Good Oil rapeseed oil, mineral salt, and dried kawakawa.
The Queen of Greens! Kale is a fibrous leafy green high in iron, vitamins A, C, K1, K2, calcium and antioxidants. Kale is known to aid digestion and plays a vital role in fighting inflammation.
Kawakawa/bush pesto is found in the low lying coastal areas of NZ and can be identified by its pretty heart shaped leaves. Like Kale, Kawakawa is also known to be useful in dealing with conditions of the digestive tract, for inflammation, and as a anti-microbial herb.
It has a calming effect on the stomach for those suffering from cramps and bloating as it assists in moving trapped wind. Kawakawa can aid in the reduction of inflammation which can help with arthritis and improve circulation.
As an anti-microbial herb Kawakawa has the ability to kill bugs, so it is great for treating infections. Chew some as a pain reliever for sore teeth, for coughs, or use as an antiseptic - it's also great for headaches.
The leaves with caterpillar holes are the best, they indicate that they are safe to eat. E kai ana ngā rau kawakawa i kai ngia ngā anuhe, koira ngā rau haumaru mō te tangata.