Sunday, January 13, 2013

Pesto Success

Hello there---Can I put something food related on a craft blog??? I hope so.  Yesterday, I bought a giant bag of kale, which I am not a huge fan of but I know I should eat more greens.  I went on pinterest first thing this morning to see what all those creative people do with kale, and I found an excellent recipe for kale pesto on this awesome blog, Weelicious (love that name) which you can find and follow here.  Here is the recipe:


  • 2 cups packed kale leaves
  • 1/2 cup toasted walnuts*
  • 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 garlic clove, roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup olive oil


  1. Place all of the ingredients in a food processor and puree until smooth.
  2. Serve over rice, pasta or as a sandwich spread.
*Note: If you don't have toasted walnuts, you can easily make them. Just spread roughly chopped walnuts on a baking sheet and pop in a 400°F oven for five minutes.

I immediately tried it and not only is it super easy to make, it is delicious.  And flexible.  What I mean is I put a little more than the amount of kale she suggested...I'd say two and a half cups.  I used pine nuts instead of walnuts because that's what I had.  And, she uses way less cheese than I always have.  Best of all, the bag I had made five good sized containers of pesto---see below---freeze and thaw on a busy night! 

Thanks for putting up with my foodie post :) I am not a very good cook, so when something turns out well, I just get pretty excited about it...


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