So the other day we made a pizza with cauliflower crust. Instead of the usual tomato based sauce I decided to try a kale pesto. We have gotten kale in both of our produce baskets do far. The first bunch of kale we got, we made kale chips. This time I wanted to try something a little bit different.. Don't get me wrong, the kale chips are awesome, and I made sure I left enough kale so we could make more, but I wanted to be able to use the kale in a meal or something, ya know?
I saw this recipe on Food Buzz and had to try it! Originally I had a pasta dish or some sort of sandwich in mind, but when I decided on making a pizza, I thought the kale pesto would be a nice change. It was really good, and there is enough left to make a pasta dish!
4 cups torn kale, (about 6 large stems, stalks removed)
3 Tablespoons chopped walnuts
Juice from 1 lemon
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon garlic paste or 2 cloves garlic
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup good quality extra virgin olive oil
4-5 Tablespoons water (optional)
Place kale, lemon juice, salt, garlic and Parmesan in the food processor.
Pulse until ingredients are finely chopped. If it is too thick and it does not blend well, add a few tablespoons of water, one at a time.
Once everything is chopped, with food processor running, slowly drizzle olive oil over the ingredients until incorporated.
Put pesto in a glass jar, or plastic container.
Eat and Enjoy!
Sorry for the not so great picture.. I don't know why its the only one I took..
Whats your favorite way to use pesto?