We love Pesto at our house! My kids can't get enough of this stuff! I have one in particular that will eat the same meal over and over at any time of the day. Seriously some nights I wonder if green twirly whirlies, (pesto spiral pasta) are really giving her what she needs, but she hoovers the lot so who am I to argue. So what if she's starting to resemble Elphaba and has a natural ability to ward off vampires, we love to sing and we weren't keen on Twilight anyway...
So that said, here's a really simple recipe for Kale Pesto, you can use basil for a traditional pesto just leave out the lemon. I was just keen to use all the Kale from my Farm Gate haul last week.
6 Kale leaves, storks removed (super easy, just close your fist around base and slide down to the end)
85g Pine Nuts or Walnuts, toasted
85g Parmesan grated
3 Garlic Cloves crushed
150ml Olive Oil
Zest & Juice of one Lemon
Love this bit, literally throw all the ingredients into a food processor and whiz until smooth and Voila! Just taste test for seasoning then you're ready to G-O!
Now it's just up to you and your imagination as to how you want to use it. I love it on Pasta, Bruschetta, hot baby potatoes and even Salmon. Plus having a jar of pesto in fridge means there's alway a bowl of green twirly whirlies ready to go!
If you'd like to see where I picked up my beautiful Kale, click HERE.