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Cauliflower & Kale Pesto Pasta

Cauliflower & Kale Pesto Pasta

Contributor: Christine Pittman

Get our delicious and garlicky recipes for a pesto made out of kale and cooked cauliflower.

  • Author: Christine Pittman
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x

Ingredients

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  • 16 ounces whole wheat elbow macaroni
  • 1 can (16 oz.) low-sodium chickpeas, drained
  • 1 cup cauliflower
  • 1 cup baby kale
  • 1 cup flat-leaf parsley leaves
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 Tbspwalnuts, chopped
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 and 1/2 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1/4 tspsalt

Instructions

  1. Prepare pasta according to package directions, but add chickpeas during last 1 minute of cooking. Drain and return to pot.
  2. Place cauliflower in bowl, cover loosely with microwave-safe lid and microwave on HIGH 4-5 minutes, or until very soft.
  3. Place cauliflower, kale, parsley, garlic, walnuts, olive oil, lemon juice and salt in food processor. Purée, adding up to ½ cup water to achieve smooth consistency.
  4. Mix pasta with desired amount of pesto and serve.

Notes

Recipe courtesy of Produce for Kids.