Soooo, this recipe is actually on page 100 of my cookbook. But, I’ll give it to you for free! Well, wait – let me explain. The regular collard green pesto recipe is there. But, the creamy is all me! I also cooked it live on Periscope, I’ll post the video below.
For the pesto:
-3 cups of collard green leaves
-1/2 cups of toasted pecans
-1/2 cups of grated Parmesan cheese
-1 teaspoon of salt
-1 teaspoon of pepper
-3 garlic cloves
-1 1/2 cups of olive oil
1. Just combine all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
Here’s where it gets fun! For starters, I roasted some hot Italian sausage. Real simple. Then, to make the sauce, I added about a cup of the pesto to a hot pan, then added about a cup of heavy cream and let that come to a boil. Then, I mixed 1 teaspoon of cornstarch with 1 teaspoon of cold water and added it to the boiling sauce. It will thicken right away. Then, just toss the sauce with your favorite pasta – that’s it.