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Kale Walnut Pesto

KITCHENAID
8Ingredients
10Minutes
310Calories
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This bright green sauce comes together quickly in a high-powered blender. Punchy lemon and garlic flavors make Kale Walnut Pesto a perfect complement to not just pasta, but eggs, potatoes, roasted cauliflower or a toasty slice of bread. Uses KitchenAid® High Performance Series Blender.

Ingredients

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6 SERVINGS
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil (divided)
  • 3 cloves garlic (roughly chopped)
  • 1 cup walnut halves (toasted)
  • 2 cups kale leaves (packed, about 1 small bunch, ribs discarded, chopped)
  • 1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 lemon (juiced and peel grated)
  • kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
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    Directions

    1. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in small skillet over medium-low heat. Add garlic and sweat until tender, about 1 minute. Set aside to cool slightly.
    2. To toast walnuts, spread in single layer in heavy skillet. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until lightly toasted, 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
    3. Combine garlic, toasted walnuts, kale, Parmesan, lemon peel and lemon juice in the blender jar. Secure lid and pulse 2-3 times on high, using the tamper to push down ingredients as needed, until mixture is finely chopped. Add remaining 1⁄2 cup oil, increase speed to medium (Speed 5 or 6) and blend until oil is incorporated, about 30 seconds. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
    4. Use immediately, or store in airtight container in refrigerator for up to 2 days or in freezer for up to 3 months (the pesto will darken over time).
    5. TIP: Toss it with your favorite hot pasta, and use a little of the pasta cooking water to thin the sauce to the ideal consistency, or toss it with zucchini “pasta” strands.
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    NutritionView More

    310Calories
    Sodium10% DV230mg
    Fat48% DV31g
    Protein12% DV6g
    Carbs2% DV7g
    Fiber12% DV3g
    Calories310Calories from Fat280
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Fat31g48%
    Saturated Fat4.5g23%
    Trans Fat
    Cholesterol<5mg2%
    Sodium230mg10%
    Potassium210mg6%
    Protein6g12%
    Calories from Fat280
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Carbohydrate7g2%
    Dietary Fiber3g12%
    Sugars<1g2%
    Vitamin A70%
    Vitamin C70%
    Calcium10%
    Iron8%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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