Leftover Kale Pesto Recipe

When you have too much of certain ingredients, you don't want to waste them. It's not hard to find a way to utilize them that will still be satisfying. 

Sauces and purees can be an easy way to take extras and leftovers and save them from going into the trash. 

Food is expensive. Don't let it go to waste. Get creative. 

In my case, I had some kale that was getting old. No problem. Some kale pesto saves the day. 

2 cups kale
3 cloves garlic
3 jalapenos
1 serrano
1 habanero
salt, pepper

Add the kale, a teaspoon of salt and 1/4 cup water to a large frying pan. Cover and let steam until the kale is bright green. 

Remove the kale to your food processor. 

In the same pan sauté the garlic and chiles in a teaspoon of oil and a teaspoon of salt. Cook until the garlic and chiles start to char. Then add the 3/4 cups water. Simmer uncovered until the chiles are tender. 

Add the garlic and chile mixture intto the food processor with the kale. 

Add 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper, 1/4 cup water, another teaspoon of oil and another teaspoon of salt. 

Puree until you get a pesto like texture. 


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