In an effort to bring health and wellness into your life we present another kale recipe to super charge your body with vitamins and nutrients that are particularly well sourced from this curly-leafed cabbage cousin. Not to brag about its fabulous benefits, but Kale is rich in beta carotene, vitamin K, vitamin C, calcium and the most impressive of all, an anti-cancer chemical called sulforaphane. When chopped or minced, kale is at its most potent nutritional state.
Lucky for you, this recipe is diced, sliced and ground down, releasing the very elements that make this have the greatest health impact. So not only is this pesto tasty but unbelievably good for you. If we haven’t made it obvious that we adore Kale, this is our official vow to the beloved green leaf; we love you.
Here is the process for making Kale Pesto Pasta…
Here is what you need…
8 cups fresh kale, roughly chopped
1 Tbs fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup walnuts
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup olive oil
Whole grain penne pasta
Grape tomatoes halved (optional)
Combine kale, lemon juice, walnuts and salt in a food processor and process until kale is finely ground. Slowly drizzle in olive oil as machine is running. Chill for one hour.
In a separate pot, bring 3 cups water to boil. Add in whole grain penne pasta and cook for 15 minutes or until firm. Drain and combine pesto with pasta. Add pecorino and tomatoes, if desired.