I am a huge fan of anything I can throw into the Cuisinart that results in a delicious meal in minutes. Lately, I have been making a lot of pestos. But not just any old pestos. These bad boys are filled with the nutritious goodness of my Superfood du jour: kale (and heck, walnuts aren't too far behind). Here's one of my latest and greatest kale pesto recipes:
(makes 6 servings + plenty leftover to use different ways throughout the week, or to freeze)
3/4 -1 lb kale (fresh, tough stem removed, or frozen)
1/2 cup raw walnuts
5-6 cloves of garlic
1 cup olive oil
zest of 1-2 lemon(s)
salt & pepper to taste
Pulse all ingredients in a Cuisinart until pureed. I served this over our favorite pasta on night one.
Then I blended part of the batch with a can of chickpeas to make a protein-rich hummus, which I served in cucumber cups at a mom's night out...
Pestos also freeze beautifully, so go ahead and make a big batch. What's your favorite combination of pesto ingredients? I'd love to hear!
Hope your family enjoys this recipe as much as mine! - Eila