Kale Pesto

Kale Pesto

What You Will Need

1 Bunch of dinosaur kale

2 cloves garlic

a handful of basil leaves

2 Tbs pine nuts

3 Tbs of extra virgin olive oil

a small chunk of Parmesan cheese

1 lb pasta cooked al dente

Goat cheese to sprinkle on top

Start by removing the hard vein of the kale from the middle of the leaf,  leaving just the greens. For this recipe you are going to flash steam the kale to soften it a bit. We used a steaming basket over a couple of inches of boiling water. Cover and steam until leaves have wilted just a bit and are bright green in color. Drain and let it cool a bit. 

In a food processor, pulse the kale, garlic, pine nuts, cheese and basil together. Slowly drizzle the olive oil in while the food processor is going to really incorporate it in and bring everything together. Once the pasta is cooked, drain and toss with the pesto, crumble some goat cheese on top and sprinkle with parmesan!