Today I am sharing a giant bowl of cozy, comfort pasta with kale walnut pesto! Easy. Quick. Delicious. You only need a handful of ingredients, food processor or blender, and you have a homemade pesto ready in less than 5 min. Super simple, yet yummy and satisfying meal. Use pesto leftovers in soups, sandwiches, tomato sauce. Great on fish, chicken, fish or flat bread. Perfect to toss with zucchini or sweet potato noodles.
Kale Walnut Pesto: makes ~ 1/3/4 cup Ingredients: Directions:
Pasta with Kale Walnut Pesto
Plunge the kale into the boiling water for 20 seconds. Using tongs or a slotted spoon, transfer the kale into the ice water. After couple of minutes, drain the kale in a colander, then squeeze it to press out excess water.
Put kale and the remaining pesto ingredients in a food processor or high powered blender like vitamix and puree until smooth. Transfer to a container, cover and refrigerate until ready to use. The pesto will keep for up to 3 days. Freeze any leftovers (divide into portions first) to use in soups, tomato sauce. Also, great on fish, chicken and flat bread.
Just before the pasta is done, remove 2 tablespoons of pasta water and add it to kale pesto.
Kale Walnut Pesto: makes ~ 1/3/4 cup