Collard Green Pesto

  • Servings : 24
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Collard greens, vegetable broth, and lemon juice transform this pesto into something unique.


Step 1

Bring a large pot of water to a boil and season with salt, cook the pasta for half the recommended time, then drain and toss with some oil. Place onto a sheet tray then into the fridge to cool down.

Step 2

In a food processor, add collard greens, basil, cheese, lemon and lemon zest, and olive oil.

Step 3

Pulse all of the ingredients together.

Step 4

Add vegetable stock, herbs, garlic and seasonings.

Step 5

For service, cook the pasta in well-seasoned water for about a minute, remove from water, and toss with pesto.

Step 6

Serve in a large white bowl garnished with more lemon zest.


  • 3 pkgs Barilla® pasta
  • 3 cups collard greens, trimmed and chopped
  • 1 ½ cups fresh basil leaves
  • 1 ½ cups grated pecorino romano cheese
  • 1 ½ ea lemons, zested and juiced
  • ¾ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 ½ cups low sodium vegetable broth
  • 6 ea garlic cloves, roughly chopped
  • 1 tbsp Himalayan pink salt
  • 1 ½ tsp black pepper
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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 113g
Servings Per Container 24

Amount Per Serving
Calories 310
Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11gg
Saturated Fat 2.5gg
Trans Fat 0gg
Cholesterol 10mgmg
Sodium 520mgmg
Total Carbohydrate 43gg
Dietary Fiber 2gg
Sugars 2gg
Protein 11gg

Vitamin A %
Vitamin C %
Calcium 102mg%
Iron 2mg%
Allergy Information: Contains egg, fish, milk, peanut, shellfish, soy, tree nuts, wheat.
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Please note: for the purpose of the nutritional assessment, total sodium does not include salt added to the cooking water. When salt is listed "as needed" in the ingredient list, 1 tsp total is included in the analysis.