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A Kale Pesto Lucky Pasta recipe is our suggestion to get lucky this St Patrick’s Day. The pesto is made with fresh baby kale, walnuts, good quality olive oil from California and garlic. Easy and delightful pesto recipe that goes well with pork and chicken, salmon, white fish, shrimp, as well as with pasta.
The other day while shopping at the store I found this lucky pasta shaped like a clovers and I just couldn’t resist as it looks so cute and also has spinach. St Patrick’s Day is such a fun celebration and I think that this Kale Pesto Lucky Pasta will be a hit with your guests, bringing good omen and good luck for those who consume it.
And if luck does not come their way at least this pasta dish will bring tasty flavors and will be the topic of conversation at the table due to the clover shaped pasta and the clever use of kale in the pesto sauce, which traditionally has basil.
Kale Pesto Lucky Pasta
- 3 cups of baby kale
- 1/2 cup of walnuts
- 1 teaspoon of black pepper
- 4 garlic cloves
- 1 cup of good quality olive oil
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 4 cups of clover shaped pasta
- 1/2 cup of shredded parmesan cheese
- 1 tablespoon of chopped walnuts to garnish
- Prepare the kale pesto by adding all ingredients of the list in the blender.
- Blend all the ingredients until getting a smooth paste.
- Cook the pasta for 7-10 minutes on salted boiling water. Then temper with cold water.
- Place on a bowl and combine with the pesto sauce.
- Serve hot and garnish with shredded parmesan cheese and chopped walnuts.
This recipe is simple but at the same time has a wow factor. You really do not need to spend too much time in the kitchen, you just need to find those easy recipes that will be loved by everyone and will make you look like a professional cook.
Using fresh produce like baby kale and garlic is a good thing, any recipe that has fresh ingredients really makes the difference on the flavor profiles and guarantees success. Also using high quality olive oil made from fresh California olives is very important when preparing sauces like this pesto.
The olive oil has a mild flavor but also has that spicy hint on the back of the palate making this recipe a joy to the taste. Last time that I was in California had the chance to visit a walnut and almond farm. It is amazing to see how they grow and how beautiful they are when in raw state.
Eating green it is a good thing, anytime I have the chance to incorporate green into our meals it is a good decision. Leafy greens like kale are good source of fiber which also has folate and magnesium as well as iron. This Kale Pesto Lucky Pasta is a vegetarian option and a nice dish to prepare for your St. Patrick’s celebration at home.
Christ beside me, Christ before me, Christ behind me, Christ within me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me ~ Saint Patrick