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12 INGREDIENTS 5 STEPS 30min

Kale Pesto Rigatoni

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3 Ratings
Discover our easy-to-make superfood Kale Pesto—just as creamy and rich as the original. Cashews provide creaminess, lemon adds freshness, and chili flakes bring complexity. Perfect for pasta, sandwiches, or salads. Make a batch today!
Kale Pesto Rigatoni Recipe | SideChef
Discover our easy-to-make superfood Kale Pesto—just as creamy and rich as the original. Cashews provide creaminess, lemon adds freshness, and chili flakes bring complexity. Perfect for pasta, sandwiches, or salads. Make a batch today!
Hi, I'm Scarlett! I'm a recipe developer at SideChef with love for traditional and fusion foods.
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30min
Total Time
$1.64
Cost Per Serving

Ingredients

Servings
4
US / METRIC
10 oz
Rigatoni
4 1/2 cups
Kale , de-stemmed, firmly packed
3 cloves
Garlic , peeled
1/2 cup
Cashew Nuts , toasted
plus more for garnish
1
Lemon , zested, juiced
zest of whole lemon and 1 Tbsp of juice needed
1/2 tsp
Brown Sugar
1/4 cup
1/4 cup
plus more for garnish
1/2 tsp
Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
plus more for garnish
1/2 tsp
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Nutrition Per Serving

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CALORIES
486
FAT
27.3 g
PROTEIN
22.6 g
CARBS
48.0 g

Cooking Instructions

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Step 1
Bring a pot of salted water to boil, blanch the Kale (4 1/2 cups) for 5 minutes, and shock in an ice bath. Once the kale is cool, drain and squeeze out some water, but don’t squeeze too much.
Step 2
Into a blender, add the kale, Fresh Basil (1 cup) , Garlic (3 cloves) , Cashew Nuts (1/2 cup) , Lemon Juice (1) , Brown Sugar (1/2 tsp) , Crushed Red Pepper Flakes (1/2 tsp) , 1 Tbsp of Lemon Juice, Olive Oil (1/4 cup) , Salt (1/2 tsp) , and Ground Black Pepper (1/4 tsp) . Blend until smooth.
Step 3
Bring another pot of salted water to boil, and cook the Rigatoni (10 oz) until al dente. Reserve ½ cup of pasta water. Drain the pasta.
Step 4
Add the pasta, pesto, and Grated Parmesan Cheese (1/4 cup) to the pan, and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 2-3 minutes. Add the pasta water as needed.
Step 5
Spoon the pasta into a serving bowl, top with more parmesan cheese and sprinkle some chopped cashew and red chili flakes. Then serve.

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Nutrition Per Serving
Calories
486
% Daily Value*
Fat
27.3 g
35%
Saturated Fat
4.3 g
22%
Trans Fat
0.1 g
--
Cholesterol
5.4 mg
2%
Carbohydrates
48.0 g
17%
Fiber
11.7 g
42%
Sugars
7.9 g
--
Protein
22.6 g
45%
Sodium
508.1 mg
22%
Vitamin D
0.0 µg
0%
Calcium
192.2 mg
15%
Iron
8.4 mg
47%
Potassium
215.8 mg
5%
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