Kale & Walnut Pesto Pasta

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 15 minutes

What You’ll Need:

  • 300g wholewheat penne pasta
  • 500g pack Kale
  • 250g cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 150g walnuts
  • 100g vegetarian Parmigiano Reggiano, grated
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 25g mixed nuts, chopped

What To Do:

  • Cook the pasta in a large saucepan of boiling water for 11 minutes, adding 300g of the kale for the last 3 minutes, drain, reserving 250ml cooking water and return to the pan with the tomatoes.
  • Meanwhile, place the walnuts, cheese, garlic, oil and the reserved cooking liquid in a food processor and blitz, adding the remaining kale in batches to give a paste, season.
  • Add to the pasta and heat through for a minute or two. Serve sprinkled with chopped nuts.


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