Kale Pesto Gives Your Pasta A Superfood Boost (VIDEO)

02/06/2015 05:56 pm ET

Pesto is the perfect quick fix for an otherwise boring weeknight dinner -- but why settle for the same old basil-based recipe? Give your pesto a superfood boost by using kale, and you can take your dish to a whole new level.

Kale Pesto
Recipe by Catherine McCord of Weelicious

kale pesto pasta

Makes 1 cup (8 servings)

Ingredients

2 c. packed kale leaves
1/2 c. toasted walnuts
2 Tbsp. parmesan cheese, grated
1 garlic clove, roughly chopped
2 Tbsp. lemon juice
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
1/4 c. olive oil

Directions

Place all of the ingredients in a food processor and puree until smooth.

Serve on top of your favorite pasta (or use as a healthy sandwich spread).

For another savory kale recipe, try this Kale Citrus Sea Salt -- it makes a great rub for chicken.

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