Kale Pesto!

Pesto is such a great weeknight meal: QUICK AND EASY.  Also you can substitute any greens for basil or walnuts for pine nuts…it’s a great way to use up a few things laying around.  I had some Red Russian Kale from a share pick-up a couple weeks ago and the basil this week was a bit skimpy, so I thought I’ll combine them.  A great trick I learned from the blog I Heart Kale is to blanch the kale in a strainer with boiling water (and the garlic).  It mellows the flavors!  I kinda winged it from there and didn’t measure the rest of the ingredients: grated parm, olive oil, pine nuts (toasted-yum!), some basil leaves and a couple cloves garlic.  It was so yummm! Great healthy alternative to just plain ol’ basil pesto (not that there’s anything wrong with it!)

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