I call this “Superfood” pesto because I have replaced the usual ingredients of pesto with some unbelievably nutrient rich ingredients. Not only do kale and spinach have zero fat and are high in fiber they are both filled with powerful antioxidants and high in vitamins K, A, C, high in calcium and high in iron. As a matter of fact kale has more iron per calorie than beef! Walnuts are high in fiber, antioxidants, magnesium and vitamins. They are high in protein and contain healthy fats that your body craves including Omega 3.
This recipe is perfect for a side dish or for a quick and easy meal!
1 ½ Cup Spinach
1 Cup Kale
1/3 Cup of Parmesan Cheese
1/3 Cup of Chopped Walnuts
¼ Cup Olive Oil
¼ Cup Shredded Sun-dried Tomatoes
1 box Quinoa Pasta (or your favorite pasta)
Place the spinach, kale, Parmesan cheese, chopped walnuts, lemon and olive oil in food processor and pulse until everything is combined. Pour over cooked pasta and fold in the sundried tomatoes. Enjoy!