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Swift & Savory: Kale Basil Pesto Pasta 🍃

Swift & Savory: Kale Basil Pesto Pasta 🍃

We've all been there, nights when you only have 20 minutes or less to get dinner on the table. In this recipe, Kristen Carli shares one of her family's favorite quick dinner recipes.

Recipe by: @kristen.carli

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes


🍃 1 pound whole wheat pasta
🍃 3 large kale leaves, stems and ribs removed
🍃 1 ounce basil leaves
🍃 ¼ cup shredded parmesan cheese
🍃 ¼ cup lemon juice
🍃 ½ teaspoon minced garlic
🍃 ½ cup olive oil
🍃 1 teaspoon salt
🍃 ½ teaspoon pepper


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook according to package directions. Drain and set aside.

  2. In a food processor, add the kale, basil, parmesan cheese, lemon juice, garlic, olive oil, salt, and pepper. 

  3. Blend until smooth.

  4. Pour pesto on cooked pasta. Stir to combine.

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