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March 21, 2013

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Mordechai

We grow six varieties of kale in our backyard. We eat it raw in salads, steamed and baked (kale chips.) I've never considered using it, however, in pesto. Looks like a great idea. I will give it a try.

brii

This looks delicious!
I've tried to make one with Dandelion (Tarassaco) leaves and almonds.
Very bitter, very tasty, very good!
:-)
baciusss

Susan

So creative! Raw garlic, kale, and Parm give a good smack in the mouth of bold flavors. Inspiring recipe, Simona.

martissima

un pesto “consigliato“ dal tuo orto che hai saputo ascoltare, brava!! ora riprovo a commentare e vediamo come va, poi ti aggiorno.

martissima

come vedi è andato tutto bene ^__^

Simona Carini

Hurrah for kale!

Ciao Brii. This year I will try to be more alert to dandelion growing in the yard, so I can harvest it when the leaves are young. Your description of the pesto makes me curious.

Thank you, Susan.

Grazie, Martissima.

Ana

I see tuna fish, beans and kale pesto. It looks absolutely delicious. I mean it! Lots of flavors and protein in this dish.

Paz

Pretty awesome that you grow kale in your garden.

kathy bechtel

Yum - I love kale, and what a great way to use it. And save it - I make pestos whenever I have excess herbs and freeze them just as you do. So easy to get some fresh herb flavor into a soup, sauce or dish!
Does this pesto change color if you keep it for a day or so? That is usually why I blanch some herbs before making pesto - to preserve the color.

Simona Carini

Exactly so, Ana.

Ciao Paz. I tried to grow various things in my garden, but between my limited patience and the climate, I have come to accept that I should stick to kale, collard greens and chard. And I don't complain.

Hi Kathy. Good question. I took the photo the day after I made the pesto and I did not notice any difference in color. Even the following day, it was still quite bright. I will certainly try a version with blanched kale to compare. I'll let you know what I find out.

simonaskitchen

Grazie per questa ricetta! ma lo sai che il cavolo riccio non l'ho mai mangiato? Ora son curiosa e voglio vedere se si trova ancora da qualche ortolano di zona! Ti lascio il link alla raccolta, grazie della tua partecipazione! http://simonaskitchen2.blogspot.it/2013/03/weekend-herbal-blogging-whb-376-la.html
simo!

Simona Carini

Piacere mio, Simona. Spero che riuscirai a trovarlo e ad assaggiarlo: e' saporito e fa bene.

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