Leek & Kale Pasta
A super green, and very tasty meal. I feel like its maybe good for you, its just greens and pasta 🤷♀️ but I am in no way any good at telling someone what's good for them. It's tasty nonetheless. If you have a go make sure to tag me @ingoodtaste_ on Instagram so I can share them!
250grams dried pasta
1/2 a leek
2 large handfuls of kale
Olive Oil (lots)
2 cloves of Garlic
Chilli flakes (we use Aleppo)
Burrata / Mozzarella (optional)
Fill a large pan with salted water and bring to the boil.
Fill a second pan, with water (not salted), and also bring to the boil.
Once the salted water is boiling, add your pasta to it.
Once the nonsalted water is boiling add peeled garlic cloves (whole), wait 2-3 minutes then add roughly chopped leeks and the kale, allow to boil for 2-3 minutes.
Remove veg & garlic from the water and place it into a blender with a glug of olive oil, whilst its blitzing, continue to pour in the olive oil until you a thick sauce-like consistency.
When you have a thick sauce-like consistency, transfer it to the saucepan and put it on a low/medium heat.
Once your pasta is done, add to the sauce. If you're draining the pasta first, make sure you keep a little of the pasta water aside.
Stir pasta through the sauce, add handfuls of grated parmesan, and generous amounts of black pepper.
If at this point it's looking a little thick (it probably is) add small amounts of the pasta water until it loosens.
Serve & top with pine nuts, chilli flakes and parmesan, we like to add a burrata or mozzarella ball as it goes so nicely, but totally optional