Monday, September 15, 2014

Kale Pesto with Toasted Walnuts + Homemade Pesto

I bought the coolest cookbook at Barnes and Noble last week, fifty shades of kale. I am trying to incorporate more healthier things into my meals and wanted to take the extra step and add in more cooking ideas with super foods. I love cooking and coming up with new meals every week, I made it a habit to include at least 1-2 new meals per week. Kale is one of those foods that I just didn't know what to do with it, other than smoothies. This book solved it and notice the irony of the title of the book? I was snorting and laughing at the bookstore from the title. Clever.

So I found this book and have already tried four recipes from it and every single on of them have been hits and wins!! No disappoints as of yet. This meal today was adapted from the book, my goodness it was yummy and now is on my regular rotation of meals.

Adapted from: 50 Shades Of Kale

2 cups packed torn kale leaves, stems removed
1 cup fresh basil leaves
teaspoon salt
1/4" cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4" cup walnuts
4 cloves or garlic, chopped
1/2" grated parmesan cheese

In a food processor, combine the kale leaves, basil leaves, and salt. Pulse 10 to 12 times, until the kale leaves are finely chopped. Drizzle in the olive oil. Scrape down the sides of processor. Add the walnuts and garlic and process again, then add the cheese and pulse to combine. Toss with your Favorite Pasta and serve immediately

Kale Pesto with Toasted Walnuts


  1. That looks great! I love pasta with pesto, it is so quickly done and tastes delicious.

  2. I've never had kale pesto before. I do like pesto sauce. I even like it on my sandwiche. =0)

  3. Whoo this looks yummy and very tasty :) thanks for linking up to Creative Mondays ... featuring your post this week....


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