Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Caprese salad with kale pesto 




Get ready for a whole host of recipes focused on these three delicious veggies. If you're like the majority of people with summer gardens, you'll tend to have more of these than you know what to do with.

While the stars of this dish are clearly the mozzarella and tomato, I wanted to try something a little different and I found this awesome Kale pesto recipe that was absolutely delicious! 

Kale pesto (originally from Epicurious):

2 cups torn kale leaves - remove the stems
1 cup basil leaves (pack them in there) 
1 tsp. salt 
1/4 Cup olive oil 
1/4 Cup toasted walnuts 
4 cloves of garlic 
1/2 Cup grated Parmesan cheese 

- add all the leaves and salt to a food processor and pulse until the leaves are chopped into small pieces 
- drizzle in the olive oil as the processor is running 
- add the walnuts, garlic, and process until it’s all incorporated  
- add the cheese and pulse until combined 

Use the pesto as you like! 

When I use it on pasta I also like to top it off with a tiny bit of lemon zest or hot pepper depending on my mood