Need a fresh weeknight dinner idea? I suggest this bright and tasty Kale and Parsley Pesto!This time of year always finds me in a dinner rut. Spring has sprung, and I'm ready to move on from casseroles and comfort food. I want fresh vegetables! But up here in New England (where I live) there is still some wait time before the real summer produce hits. So what to make in between seasons that will still satisfy my craving for green stuff, AND be devoured by the kids? I think it's this. It has something for everyone. At heart this is good old pasta with plenty of cheese, but there's also a good dose of kale and parsley, and the garlic brings a little excitement. You can replace the pine nuts with walnuts, or omit the nuts entirely. Spaghetti is great, but this also works with any pasta shape you like. Bonus - with just a little bit of love, plain old peas become a side dish to get excited about. These are both quick too, so you can easily pull the whole meal off before (or after) little league, ballet, swimming, or whatever you've got going on this week. If you're like me, you'll want some crusty bread and butter to go on the side. So good.
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