March 5, 2014

Kale Pesto

Oh Kale, you eluded me for so long, and I think we have finally come to terms. You are not quite in the 'love' category like your siblings brussels sprouts, broccoli and cabbage, but no longer in the hate category. Now we are going to introduce you to our son, and make him love you from the start.

What's in it
1/2 C kale, rinsed and chopped
1/4 C basil, rinsed
1/2 C walnuts
1 clove garlic
1/2 C grated parmesan cheese
1/2 C olive oil

How it's made
Boil a pot of water, and add kale to cook for 2 minutes. Meanwhile prepare an ice water bath, and submerge cooked kale in water bath to stop the cooking. Drain and squeeze out any excess water.

In a food processor, chop garlic. Then add kale, basil, walnuts and cheese. Pulse until combined and well pureed. Gradually add olive oil while food processor is running. Combine well, and add more olive oil if necessary. Store in airtight container in fridge (add a thin layer of oil to the top to preserve color) or freeze.

Enjoy on pasta, pizza, quinoa burgers, chicken sandwiches...

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