Kale + Romaine Pesto

Hallelujah for pesto! Sometimes its the only way my kiddos are getting their greens. This recipe was created on a disparate evening when I was trying to figure out what to do with the slim pickings in my fridge. I saw the kale and knew it could be used for pesto, but what about the romaine? Would it work? Turns out just about anything tastes good with a healthy dose of pistachios, olive oil, and salt. 008

When I make pesto, I don’t measure anything. I throw in a handfuls of ingredients, so when making your own blend and then try it. If you want a saucy, thin pesto add more oil or if you like yours with a kick add a pinch of red chili flakes. Its hard to mess it up unless you go crazy with the salt. Add small amounts and then taste.009

I added a can of chickpeas for protein and some peas because my little guys love peas.013

Kale and Romaine Pesto

Makes about 1 cup

About 6 oz of tuscan kale (or enough to completely fill your processor without packing it)

A handful of romaine hearts

A few basil leaves and oregano (or other herbs you may have in your fridge or garden – dill would be perfect)

1/4 c roasted, unsalted pistachios

1 tsp of salt

About 1/4 c Extra Virgin Olive Oil (if you want it thinner add more oil at the end)

Pulse the kale until finely chopped in a food processor. Then add the romaine, herbs, pistachios, salt and half the oil. Process until

its all combine and add the remainder of the oil. Add more oil if desired.

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