This filling and delicious Pasta Salad with Kale Pesto is truly one of the best pasta salads. So refreshing and addictive, you’ll keep making it all summer long!
For Kale Pesto
2packed cupspre-cut chopped kale (thick ribs removed)
10fillets of canned or jarred anchovies in olive oil
1small garlic clove
5tbspextra virgin olive oil
3ozmascarpone cheese (about 6 tbsp)
1tbspchopped cashew nuts
For the salad
4cupscooked orecchiette pasta
3cupscherry tomatoes, cut in half
3cupsmozzarella pearls, cut in half
Steam the kale for 5 minutes. Drain, and let in cool slightly.
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.
Place all of the ingredients into a large mixing bowl and stir well.
Pasta Salad with Kale Pesto
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1359Calories from Fat 936
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 104g160%
Saturated Fat 39g195%
Polyunsaturated Fat 11g
Monounsaturated Fat 45g
Total Carbohydrates 42g14%
Dietary Fiber 4g16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.