Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Spinach & Kale Pesto

Kale is so trendy now & I love it. In particular baby kale.  I found a mixed bag of baby kale & baby spinach at the super market & quickly tossed it in my cart. Instead of steaming the kale & spinach I opted to make them into a delicious pesto that takes minutes to make. Oh and there's no cooking involved.  If you can turn on a food processor you can make a gourmet spread that's worth bragging about.

  • 3 cups mixed baby kale & baby spinach
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled & halved
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup walnuts
  • salt & pepper

Make it!
  1. Blend the mixed greens, garlic, cheese & walnuts together in a food processor using the 's' blade.
  2. Scrape down the sides of the food processor with a rubber spatula.
  3. Run the food processor  again streaming the olive oil a little at a time until it becomes a thick yet spreadable consistency.
  4. Add salt & pepper to taste.
  5. Serve with pasta, toast or just eat it off a spoon.