Hold on to your taste buds because we're about to embark on a whirlwind culinary adventure that's as wholesome as it is delicious. Say goodbye to bland pasta nights and hello to a vibrant Whole Wheat Angel-Hair Spaghetti infused with the vibrant flavors of Kale Pesto. This recipe takes a classic dish and gives it a nutritious twist that's sure to leave you craving more. So, let's roll up our sleeves and dive into this flavor-packed masterpiece!



  • 8 oz whole-wheat angel-hair spaghetti
  • 2 cups stemmed, chopped kale
  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 2 tablespoons toasted walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Nutritional Information:

Serving Size: 1
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving

  • Calories: 167
  • Total Fat: 12.2g (18% Daily Value)
  • Saturated Fat: 2g (10%)
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Sodium: 201mg (8%)
  • Total Carbohydrate: 10.6g (3%)
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.2g (8%)
  • Sugars: 1.8g
  • Protein: 5.2g


Step 1: Kale Kickstart

Begin by bringing about 5 cups of water to a joyful boil in a large pot. Dive into the excitement by cooking the kale in the bubbling water for about 1 minute. Then, channel your inner chef and remove the kale, drain, and give it a refreshing rinse with cold water.

Step 2: Pesto Party

In a food processor, invite the kale (squeeze out that excess water), fresh basil leaves, toasted walnuts, grated Parmesan cheese, minced garlic, lemon juice, water, and olive oil to a culinary fiesta. Pulse chop until the mixture reaches your desired consistency. Season with a dash of salt and a sprinkle of pepper to taste.

Step 3: Pasta Performance

Now, it's time for the pasta to take the stage. Cook the whole wheat angel-hair spaghetti according to the package instructions. Once it's cooked to al dente perfection, drain it and toss it in about 2 tablespoons of the vibrant kale pesto.

Step 4: Finale of Flavor

To bring this culinary masterpiece to its grand finale, top your angel-hair spaghetti with a flourish of fresh grated Parmesan cheese, if your heart desires.


  • This kale pesto is a true culinary chameleon, ready to shine in various ways. You can spread it generously on bread to craft a mouthwatering sandwich with fresh Mozzarella, tomatoes, and fragrant basil. The best part? This pesto keeps well in the fridge for 2-3 days, so you can savor its goodness over and over again. And if you're a traditionalist, remember that pesto is typically made with pine nuts, but this recipe brings a twist with the delightful crunch of walnuts. However, feel free to substitute pine nuts if you prefer the classic flavor.
  • With this Whole Wheat Angel-Hair Spaghetti with Kale Pesto, you're in for a whirlwind of flavor that's both nutritious and delectable. Get ready to savor each mouthful of this culinary adventure!
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