Pesto is a classic favourite with kids, and makes an incredibly easy lunch or supper option. Here at CTH we have supercharged the traditional pesto recipe with nutrient rich kale. We found this is the perfect way to cleverly disguise foods that may otherwise be cast aside by little ones.
Kale, and all green leafy vegetables, are rich in iron, vitamin C and fibre so really do have great health benefits. Feel free to experiment with other green veg such as spinach or watercress depending what you have to hand.
100ml olive oil
2 cloves garlic
50g toasted pine nuts
50g Parmesan cheese
Simply place everything into a blender and blitz until smooth. Add more olive oil if you prefer it slightly looser in consistency.
If you find kale too much of a strong flavour then feel free to also add in a handful of basil to make it more like the traditional taste.