I know, I know, I've been doing A LOT of food posts all in a row and I swear I'll mix it up soon. What can I say? I've been really hungry.
This recipe today is another quick, easy, healthy, delicious staple in my life that is packed with vitamins, minerals, and healthy fats! Whoot Whoot!
Like most people in my demographic, I eat a lot of kale, but I do occasionally get bored with the ubiquitous kale salad, so I decided to mix it up this morning and make a Kale Walnut Pesto.
Here is what you will need:
2 Big Handfuls of Tuscan Kale (handfuls is an official measurement right?)
3 Cloves Garlic
1 Cup Walnuts
Juice of 1/2 Lemon
Salt and Pepper to taste
First you'll want to peel the garlic cloves
Fair warning, this is super garlicy, so don't eat this before a date, a job interview, or any situation where you want to be minty fresh.
Put you kale and garlic into a food processor or high speed blender.
I also promise I will soon post a recipe that doesn't require a food processor. I just waited so long for mine and I'm basically married to it now.
Add a tablespoon or two of olive oil and give it a few good pulses just to make more room in the bowl for your walnuts
Then add your walnuts
Puree on low speed until all ingredients are thoroughly chopped and incorporated. The mixture should still have some texture too it and not be totally smooth.
Spoon your mushy mix into a mixing bowl
Squeeze in your lemon juice
Add a few pinches of salt and pepper
And give it a good mixing
If it looks too dry add a few more glugs of olive oil
As with a traditional pesto, you should be able to see some oil in the mixture
Like that ^^
I'm not sure if it's a beauty is in the eye of the beholder situation, but that is a gorgeous spoonful of green mush.
Now, that your pesto is done, you have to decided what to do with it.
Since it was breakfast time, I whipped up some eggs (similar to these minus the capers), put them in a rice wrap, and piled the pesto on top of them)
And added some tomatoes for good measure
Creamy, cheesy eggs with salty, garlicy, fresh pesto?
However, the options for this lovely spread are endless. Add it to some toast, pasta, zoodles, or just dunk in with crackers, pita, tortilla, or crostini!
Another healthy snack I will definitely eat too much of!