Kale Pesto Pasta

Kale Pesto Pasta

By | 2020-05-05T14:00:17-07:00 May 3rd, 2020|0 Comments

Yields4 Servings

 12 oz whole wheat Linguine (or any pasta of your choice)
 ½ cup fresh Basil Leaves
 1 cup fresh Parsley Leaves
 1 bunch kale
 ¼ cup roasted unsalted almonds
 2 garlic cloves
 3 tbsp olive oil
 1 tbsp lemon zest
 2 tbsp lemon juice
 kosher salt
 grated Parmesan and red pepper flakes for serving

1

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add 2 tsp salt, then pasta, and cook per pkg. directions.

Make pesto: While pasta is in boiling water, place herbs in a small strainer and dip them into the boiling water to wilt, then immediately transfer to a bowl of ice water.

Wash the kale, take the ribs out, and roughly chop. Add kale to the boiling pasta water and cook 1 minute. Scoop out with the strainer or tongs and transfer to bowl of ice water. Drain and squeeze out any excess liquid.

In a food processor, pulse almonds until chopped. Add garlic, oil, lemon zest and juice, and ½ tsp salt and pulse to combine. Add wilted herbs and kale and puree until smooth.

Reserve 1 cup cooking water, then drain pasta and return it to the pot. Add pesto and ½ cup cooking water and toss to coat, adding more cooking water as necessary.

Serve topped with Parmesan and red pepper flakes.

Recipe & Photo Author or Source
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https://www.womansday.com/food-recipes/food-drinks/a25836842/kale-pesto-pasta-recipe/

Ingredients

 12 oz whole wheat Linguine (or any pasta of your choice)
 ½ cup fresh Basil Leaves
 1 cup fresh Parsley Leaves
 1 bunch kale
 ¼ cup roasted unsalted almonds
 2 garlic cloves
 3 tbsp olive oil
 1 tbsp lemon zest
 2 tbsp lemon juice
 kosher salt
 grated Parmesan and red pepper flakes for serving

Directions

1

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add 2 tsp salt, then pasta, and cook per pkg. directions.

Make pesto: While pasta is in boiling water, place herbs in a small strainer and dip them into the boiling water to wilt, then immediately transfer to a bowl of ice water.

Wash the kale, take the ribs out, and roughly chop. Add kale to the boiling pasta water and cook 1 minute. Scoop out with the strainer or tongs and transfer to bowl of ice water. Drain and squeeze out any excess liquid.

In a food processor, pulse almonds until chopped. Add garlic, oil, lemon zest and juice, and ½ tsp salt and pulse to combine. Add wilted herbs and kale and puree until smooth.

Reserve 1 cup cooking water, then drain pasta and return it to the pot. Add pesto and ½ cup cooking water and toss to coat, adding more cooking water as necessary.

Serve topped with Parmesan and red pepper flakes.

Recipe & Photo Author or Source
2

https://www.womansday.com/food-recipes/food-drinks/a25836842/kale-pesto-pasta-recipe/

Kale Pesto Pasta