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Healthy Kale Pesto Pasta
Healthy Kale Pesto Pasta
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Healthy Kale Pesto Pasta is a dish that hides the fact that it's good for you. The pasta and cheese are welcoming, and the cheery tomatoes divine!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: kale, pasta, pesto
Servings: 4
Calories: 123 kcal
Author: Tammi @ My Organized Chaos
  • 10 ounces fresh kale
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp miso paste
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast {this can be found in the bulk section of a natural foods store this is not baking yeast. It can also be omitted if you wish}
  • tsp salt
  • tsp black pepper
  • 1 package whole wheat {or regular} bow tie noodles
  • 15 cherry tomatoes halved
  • parmesan cheese for garnish
  1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. While cooking pasta, bring a medium pot of water to a boil. Fill a large bowl with ice water; set aside.
  3. Place kale into boiling water for 30 seconds, remove and plunge into ice water bath for 1-2 minutes.
  4. Remove kale from water, squeezing extra water out with hands.
  5. Place kale into the bowl of a food processor. Add olive oil, garlic, salt, and pepper to bowl and pulse until well combined.
  6. Add miso paste, garlic, lemon juice, and nutritional yeast; process for 1 minute, scrape down sides, process again for 30 seconds.
  7. Drain pasta, and place into a serving bowl.
  8. Add kale pesto; gently fold into pasta using a spatula or wooden spoon. Add cherry tomatoes; gently fold into pasta until coated.
  9. Garnish with parmesan cheese and serve immediately.
  10. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Healthy Kale Pesto Pasta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 123 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 218mg 9%
Potassium 524mg 15%
Total Carbohydrates 10g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 147.8%
Vitamin C 121.6%
Calcium 11.3%
Iron 9.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.