Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Pesto Pasta


 YUM!!  I could eat this everyday.

You will need:
  • 1 bunch of kale
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1 cup grated parmesan (plus extra for garnish)
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
  • 3/4 pound of angel hair (or any kind) pasta
Toast the walnuts at 350 degrees for about 8 minutes.  Meanwhile, wash the kale, removing the thick stems and tearing the kale into pieces.

Boil the kale until it is bright green (this happens really quickly).

Drain the kale, running cold water over it to cool it.

Squeeze the water out of the kale.

Add the kale, 1/3 cup of the toasted walnuts, and parmesan to a processor and run until completely blended.

While the processor is running, add the olive oil through the feeding tube until the mixture is creamy.

Spoon the pesto into a bowl and add the ricotta, stirring until well mixed.

Boil your pasta according to the boxed directions.  Drain and return to the pot.  Toss with the pesto mixture. 
Serve immediately, topped with extra parmesan and walnuts.


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