With our garden at its peak we are creating lots of recipes with fresh ingredients full of flavour, bright colours and high nutrient density. One of our favourite meals is to make a quick pasta with an easy homemade sauce using fresh tomatoes, basil and olive oil. It is a meal my husband and I love and one that we modify slightly for our kids. We hope you’ll enjoy it as much as we do!
I used a box of pasta for this recipe but you could easily use your favourite fresh pasta. Just remember to adjust your cooking time for fresh pasta. You can also substitute any leafy green like spinach or swiss chard for the kale in this recipe. Buon Appetito!
- Bunch for fresh Kale washed deveined and chopped
- 2-3 large tomatoes chopped
- 1 garlic clove minced
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 4 large leaves of basil thinly sliced
- 1 cup feta cheese crumbled
- 1 box of pasta ( /or fresh pasta
- Salt and Pepper to taste
In a large frying pan or skillet add oil, garlic and tomatoes and sauté on medium heat till soft. Stir often to ensure garlic does not burn.
Meanwhile, in a large pot of boiling water, add kale and cook for 3-4 minutes (until a bright green and tender)
Remove kale from water with a slotted spoon and add to the tomato mixture. Allow to simmer on low until pasta is cooked.
Add pasta to the water the kale was boiled in and cook until al dente.
Drain pasta and place in a bowl.
Top with tomato and kale mixture.
Add salt and pepper and top with crumbled feta.
md kennedy says
I am trying hard to get m husband to eat more greens, including Kale. This looks like a yummy recipe to sneak some into his dinner – thanks!
Deborah D says
Looks so delicious and easy to make. I have to go to the store and by some kale!!!!!
Erin @ Lifes Little Detours says
I’ve never had Kale but would like to. This looks yummy! (PS. Are those scissors in the one photo?)
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Kerrie @ Family Food and Travel says
It sure is! That is what I use to slice my basil – keeps the freshness in without crumbling the leaves.
Everything Mom and Baby says
I love Kale! Thank you for this recipe. I am going to try it.
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mommy oustide says
I love to cook and do a lot of cooking but I have to admit I have yet to use Kale. This looks like something I would make with spinach so maybe I’ll give it a try with the kale :)
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Kerrie!!! That looks simply DELICIOUS!!!! For some reason I never think of cooking with Kale! I need to remember to use it!
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OMG! That looks so good! I love Kale! I’m gonna have tot ry it!
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my favourite thing to do with kale is to bake it to, to give it a potato chip texture, sprinkle with salt and yum
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I’ve never had cooked kale – this looks really yummy!
Lauren @ Imperfect & Fabulous says
This looks wonderful! I love Kale but neither of my boys do. I keep trying to find new ways to get them to like it so I am definitely giving this one a try.
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Julie Corbisiero says
Hi, I am looking forward to making this recipe. I just bought kale and this looks like the perfect recipe to make. I saw it on What’s Cooking Wed. I linked up the broccoli tart.
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I have recently started using kale and this recipe looks awesome! Simple ingredients, easy instructions, 30 minutes to make … sounds like a winner. Thanks for sharing :)
Kerrie @ Family Food and Travel says
Thank you Dawn! Let me know what you think when you try it
Jennifer Saarinen says
I would LOVE to make this. Kale is so good for you and I’ll eat anything with Feta!
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