Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Kale: My favorite superfood!

The Amazingly Delicious Kale Pesto

My latest obsession is kale and I just can't seem to get enough of it. Here is a single recipe that can be used in many ways. My favorite is as a spread on a grilled cheese sounds much simpler that it tastes. This was our dinner on a Tuesday night...and for the following 4 nights! I LOVE IT!!!!!

Just as beautiful as it is tasty!
6 cups kale-roughly chopped
1 lemon-juiced
1t salt
2 cloves garlic
½ cup walnuts
½ - ¾ cup olive oil

  1. In a food processor, pulse the garlic until chopped. 
  2. Add the kale, (If your kale seems like it won’t fit, add it in batches until it reduces a bit.) lemon juice, salt and walnuts and process until combined.  
  3. With the food processor running, slowly add the olive oil until you reach a thick, spreadable pesto...done!

Alternatives, ideas & suggestions:
  • If you'd like to use the pesto on pasta, add reserved, hot pasta water to the pesto until the desired consistency is reached. Don’t forget to add the parmesan cheese!!
  • Mix it up a little and add some other flavors like arugula, spinach, basil, parsley, cilantro etc. (substitute the other greens for the kale)
  • Kale pesto makes a great spread on chicken & fish.
  • Drop a dollop in your soup. Yum, what a great idea!
  • Mix into plain Greek yogurt and use as a dip or a spread for your quesadillas.
  • This would be a fresh-tasting sauce on a pizza...
Get out there and play with some Kale