Kale and Walnut Pesto- Great as a pasta sauce or topping for seafood or meat

Kale and Walnut Pesto- Great as a pasta sauce or topping for seafood or meat

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1 bunch kale

1 tsp. olive oil plus 1/2 -3/4 cup olive oil

1 cup walnuts

1/2 cup Pecorino, grated

1 clove garlic

1/2-1 tsp. red pepper flakes

salt and pepper, to taste

Lightly steam the kale. Allow to cool and set aside while preparing the rest of the ingredients. In a skillet add the walnuts and the 1 tsp. olive oil. Toast the walnuts, stirring constantly until brown and fragrant. Place the steamed kale , the toasted walnuts, pecorino, red pepper flakes andΒ  garlic clove in a bowl of a food processor fitted with a metal blade. Puree and slowly add the olive oil in a steady stream until the mixture is a smooth, creamy paste. Add additional olive oil for desired consistency. Stir in salt and pepper, to taste. The pesto can be frozen in an airtight container.

12 thoughts on “Kale and Walnut Pesto- Great as a pasta sauce or topping for seafood or meat

  1. This is the reason why kale is a super food make it a salad, chips, side dish, main dish and now pesto! Best of all it is very good for you. This is definitely thinking outside of the box…thank you for sharing. This will be in bucket list of recipes πŸ™‚

  2. Pingback: Seafood Pasta with Kale and Walnut Pesto « enJOY with JOY

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