I looove pesto. I once had a friend who worked at Noodles &Company that would give me a meal for about one buck. Needless to say, I ate at Noodles ALL OF THE TIME. My go-to meal at Noodles has always been the pesto cavatappi, but these days I have tried to diversify what I get. God forbid I ever get sick of pesto. Anyway, I decided that I wanted a healthier and home made pesto sauce for some pasta, and this is what I came up with. I originally tried to grind up the kale with a spoon and a cereal bowl in a mortar-pestle fashion, but failed. I then contemplated just chewing the kale up and spitting it out bird-style, but in the end I broke down and used my blender. I hate my blender. It's loud, smokes?, and is unpleasant to clean.
- 8-10 leaves of kale (much cheaper than basil)
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- feta cheese
- 2 peeled cloves of garlic
- salt and pepper, if desired