Spaghetti with Kale Pesto

A delightful dish of Spaghetti with Kale Pesto – a vibrant and healthy twist on traditional pasta!

Spaghetti with Kale Pesto

Spaghetti with Kale Pesto


  • 8 oz spaghetti
  • 3 cups kale leaves, stemmed and chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1/3 cup toasted pine nuts
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and black pepper to taste


  1. In a pot of boiling salted water, cook the spaghetti according to package instructions. Drain and set aside.
  2. Blanch the kale leaves in boiling water for 1-2 minutes. Remove and immediately place in ice water to stop cooking. Drain and pat dry.
  3. In a food processor, combine the blanched kale, basil, pine nuts, garlic, Parmesan cheese, and olive oil. Blend until smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Toss the cooked spaghetti with the kale pesto until well coated.
  5. Serve hot, garnished with additional Parmesan cheese if desired.

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Serving: 4

Nutritional Information: Calories per serving – 380kcal, Total Fat – 18g, Carbohydrates – 45g, Protein – 12g

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