Kale Pesto Pasta

Number of Servings: 8 (114g)
Active Time: 15 min.
Total Time: 15 min.
Kale Pesto Pasta

Pesto made with kale adds another delicious option for consuming this popular green. If kale isn’t your jam, reach for your favorite in-season green. Spinach would be mild in flavor. Arugula would offer a nutty spice. Beet greens would provide a pleasant parsley-like bitterness. The important thing is to enjoy more green, leafy veg.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup slivered almonds
  • 3 large cloves garlic, roughly chopped
  • 4 cups kale leaves, chopped
  • ¼ tsp. kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp. fresh black pepper
  • ¼ cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil, or more to taste
  • 1 lb. whole-grain pasta
  • 3 ripe plum tomatoes, diced
  • ½ cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
  • Fresh black pepper

Directions

  1. Grind the almonds and garlic until they resemble coarse meal. Add the kale, salt, pepper, ¼ cup cheese and olive oil. Process until the pesto is the consistency you like.
  2. Cook the pasta according to package directions. Drain well, and pour into a mixing bowl.
  3. Stir in the pesto, tomatoes and ½ cup of cheese. Season with fresh black pepper, to taste.

Nutrition Facts

8 servings per container

Serving Size 114g

Amount per serving
Calories 355
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15.5g 19%
Saturated Fat 3.5g 18%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 7.5g
Cholesterol 11mg 3%
Sodium 250mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 45g 16%
Dietary Fiber 6.5g 25%
Total Sugars 3g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 36g
Protein 14g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 186.4mg 15%
Iron 2.6mg 15%
Potassium 395mg 8%
Vitamin A 49.7mcg 6%
Vitamin C 13.1mg 15%
Vitamin E 3.2mg 20%
Vitamin K 63.2mcg 50%
Thiamin 0.3mg 25%
Riboflavin 0.2mg 15%
Niacin 5.7mg 40%
Vitamin B6 0.2mg 10%
Folate 56.9mcg 14%
Vitamin B12 0mcg 0%
Biotin 5.9mcg 20%
Chloride 20.6mg 0%
Pantothenate 0.6mg 20%
Phosphorus 241.7mg 20%
Iodine 0.1mcg 0%
Magnesium 97.5mg 25%
Zinc 2mg 20%
Selenium 44.5mcg 80%
Copper 0.5mg 60%
Manganese 2mg 80%
Chromium 0.2mcg 0%
Molybdenum 3.6mcg 8%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Ingredients

Whole Wheat Pasta (whole Durum Wheat Flour), Tomatoes, Parmesan Cheese (milk, Cultures, Salt, Enzymes), Kale, Almonds, Olive Oil, Garlic, Salt, Black Pepper.

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