Kale is something I have vowed to eat more of. I got this out of a magazine and altered it a little bit by substituting roasted garlic for raw garlic, which tasted too harsh to me. I also reduced the salt a little bit. You can add more later if you want , but you can't take it out if its too much and parmesan can be salty.
This will serve 6 as a side dish when combined with 1 lb fettucine, some more parmesan and a little bit of butter.
4 c. chopped kale
0.5 c grated parmesan cheese
6 tbs. extra virgin olive oil
0.25 c. pine nuts
2 cloves garlic, roasted and chopped
0.25 tsp red pepper flakes
0.5 tsp. kosher salt
boil the kale for 3 minutes then transfer to ice water bath. Drain it and squeeze out moisture in a paper towel.
Put everything into a food processor and puree until smooth.
It's delicious and a nice variation on the usual basil-intense pesto taste.