Pasta Salad with Kale Pesto
This filling and delicious Pasta Salad with Kale Pesto is┬átruly one of the best pasta salads. So refreshing and addictive, you’ll keep making it all summer long!
Servings Prep Time
4servings 15minutes
Cook Time
5minutes
Servings Prep Time
4servings 15minutes
Cook Time
5minutes
Ingredients
For Kale Pesto
  • 2packed cups pre-cut chopped kale (thick ribs removed)
  • 10 fillets of canned or jarred anchovies in olive oil
  • 1 small garlic clove
  • 5tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 3oz mascarpone cheese (about 6 tbsp)
  • 1tbsp chopped cashew nuts
For the salad
  • 4cups cooked orecchiette pasta
  • 3cups cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 3cups mozzarella pearls, cut in half
  • 1/2cup Kale Pesto
Instructions
Kale Pesto
  1. Steam the kale for 5 minutes. Drain, and let in cool slightly.
  2. Place the kale, anchovies, garlic, olive oil, cashews, and mascarpone in a blender, Nutribullet, or food processor. Process until smooth and creamy. You may need to add a little water to achieve the right consistency.
Salad
  1. Place all of the ingredients into a large mixing bowl and stir well.
Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
Pasta Salad with Kale Pesto
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1359 Calories from Fat 936
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 104g 160%
Saturated Fat 39g 195%
Polyunsaturated Fat 11g
Monounsaturated Fat 45g
Cholesterol 148mg 49%
Sodium 1336mg 56%
Potassium 686mg 20%
Total Carbohydrates 42g 14%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 6g
Protein 64g 128%
Vitamin A 51%
Vitamin C 29%
Calcium 167%
Iron 24%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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