This is a yummy, nutritious way to stretch your basil into a great pesto!
2 cups kale leaves, stems removed, roughly chopped
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
3-4 garlic cloves, minced
2 cups basil leaves, roughly chopped
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 cup good olive oil
1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated
Briefly steam kale in steamer basket (about 30 seconds), then dunk into ice water to stop cooking. Drain.
Add kale, basil, walnuts and garlic to food processor. Process about one minute. Slowly add olive oil until pesto is smooth.
Stir in parmesan cheese.
Serve over pasta, or freeze in flat quart-sized Ziploc bags (as a thin slab of pesto).