Green food can be off-putting, hence, the classic Dr. Seuss book. This is especially true if the green in question is brown-green like some pesto. I’ve struggled getting my kids to eat jarred pesto for this reason. The color can be kinda blah.
But this kale and walnut pesto that I served with rotini pasta is bright green. It’s almost comically green and my kids thought it was hilarious to eat something SO green. Little did they know that it was actually HEALTHY. Like, ridiculously healthy.
This meal comes together really quickly and the only cooking you must do is the pasta! Serve it by itself, with a side salad, or with lemon pepper chicken (my Dad Add). Any way is a good way!
WHY WALNUT PESTO?
Classic pesto contains pine nuts and basil. These are fine, but they can be expensive, and I like to change it up a bit with different pesto add-ins.
The walnuts in…