Kale Pesto Pasta

Take a traditional sauce like pesto and add a nutritious twist. Toss in some kale for extra nutrients and zero food waste! 
Take a traditional sauce like pesto and add a nutritious twist. Toss in some kale for extra nutrients and zero food waste! 
Complexity
Easy
Servings
6-8
Total Time
1 hour
  • 1. Remove Stems and Steam

    De-stem your kale. Don’t be stingy, stems will ruin this whole entire recipe. You should have about 3 cups of kale. Steam your kale for 2 minutes, or basically until it just starts to turn a vibrant green. Shock in ice water and drain.

  • 2. Drain

    Drain as much water out of the kale as you can, then add it to a food processor. If you are using raw nuts, make sure you soak them beforehand so they’ll blend smoother.

  • 3. Blend

    Add the nuts, basil, parmesan, oil, and garlic to the food processor and blend with the kale. Process until completely smooth. If it’s still chunky, add a tablespoon of water at a time until you reach optimal smoothness.

  • 4. Serve

    Serve immediately with whatever you like to eat pesto with! We used pasta, but honestly, this is really good on crackers.

  • 5. Tip

    This will last in the fridge for about 3-4 days. If you’re making a big batch, we recommend freezing it.