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  • Published: 02 January 2020
  • Join Chris Morocco in the Bon Appétit Test Kitchen as he makes pasta with kale pesto. Substitute pine nuts for the walnuts if you'd like. To serve with pasta, stir in ½ cup pasta cooking liquid to the pesto until smooth and toss to coat, or serve as a topping for chicken.
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  • Bon Appétit
    Bon Appétit   2 weeks back

    Kale + Pistachios = Super Creamy Pesto (honestly, who would have thought?)


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    • Mr Gautam
      Mr Gautam  11 minutes back

      I'm geared up to watch all the feel good program episodes!Nice way to start the year!!

      • Josh Reyes
        Josh Reyes  9 hours back

        Chris checks someone with a head node @8:07, hes lIke "What"

        • Paula Karshner
          Paula Karshner  12 hours back

          I tried this recipe tonight. I was surprised that it had a pretty odd smell/taste that I couldn’t really pinpoint to any of the ingredients. I even used the same type of Kale that Chris did. I was a little disappointed, but I added a ton of lemon juice and pepper and it really helped. Maybe my taste buds were really expecting basil? In any case I would strongly recommend adding a ton of lemon juice!

          • ShojoBakunyu
            ShojoBakunyu  13 hours back

            I'm sorry but there's just something off about this video. Too much silence... He's too.... awkward. It's a combo of the chef and needing a more active editor.

            • ShojoBakunyu
              ShojoBakunyu  13 hours back

              Barilla Protein Pasta is better for you than white pasta but tastes IMHO better than normal white pasta. It's the only pasta I use now.

              • clairity
                clairity  18 hours back

                "i just want carla to be impressed" can relate, all i want is for carla to be proud of me

                • Brittany Cook
                  Brittany Cook  23 hours back

                  How do you get a job in the test kitchen ?

                  • Jenny Cheung
                    Jenny Cheung  1 days back

                    I wonder if you can use Nutritional Yeast instead of Parm?

                    • nathaliedemir
                      nathaliedemir  2 days back

                      Chris is so funny but it's actually really nice to just have a low-key, serious, incredible recipe & cooking demo. Back to basics and loving it.

                      • Vakaris Vaitkūnas
                        Vakaris Vaitkūnas  2 days back

                        This changed my life (for the better).. Hooked!

                        • Edward Wardrip
                          Edward Wardrip  2 days back

                          You can tell Carla isn't quite sold on a healthy pasta dish. She'll do healthy pancakes but healthy pasta has definitely jumped the shark for her

                          • Emory Gregory
                            Emory Gregory  3 days back

                            I love that all the comments on this video are just showing our love for Chris! BA is such a happy place!

                            • Squawk7700
                              Squawk7700  4 days back

                              Really good, better than I thought actually!

                              • SherBear133
                                SherBear133  4 days back

                                Thanks for the recipe Chris! It was pretty straightforward. Pesto came out creamy, bright green, and so tasty. I made with the normal curly kale because market didn't have the Tuscan kale and added some lemon juice to taste. SO good! It was my family's first time having pesto (we are Asian) and they absolutely loved it!! Thanks again!

                                • ArawnNox
                                  ArawnNox  4 days back

                                  I made this for my friends and their family and it was a huge hit. We even got the fussy child to devour it on the promise that it would stain her teeth green. I couldnt get the pesto as creamy as I would have liked because of the design of the blender they had, I think, but they still loved it. Had to sub out a few ingredients because we don't get that fancy stuff here. Also dialed back a LOT on the salt because my friend is sensitive to sodium. None the less, this was super easy, even for an amateur like me.

                                  • Rickie Bansbach
                                    Rickie Bansbach  4 days back

                                    This is so good! Doesn't even taste like kale! I like kale.

                                    And the husband still wouldn't try it. (Old men are such a pain in the ... neck.)

                                    • wholahayy
                                      wholahayy  4 days back

                                      Can u make a beef stew recipe?

                                      • Kevin Hubbard
                                        Kevin Hubbard  4 days back

                                        Made this tonight. It was great!

                                        • Connor Mckeown
                                          Connor Mckeown  4 days back

                                          Chris is awesome

                                          • Skylar Knoxx
                                            Skylar Knoxx  4 days back

                                            I always just make pesto with either broccoli or spinach and then just add some basil. Making it with 100% basil is just difficult and expensive

                                            • Teodora Postos
                                              Teodora Postos  5 days back

                                              The way Chris uses the Vitamix gives me anxiety 😅. (I just got mine and it hurts my soul every time he's rough with it)

                                              • Hyjaz Loudin
                                                Hyjaz Loudin  5 days back

                                                I know right, I think I fainted multiple times...I sleep with my vitamix at night and here he is just bashing stuff inside it

                                            • Carrie Gonzales
                                              Carrie Gonzales  5 days back

                                              I made this today and it was so delicious!!!

                                              • Show me Love 💗
                                                Show me Love 💗  5 days back

                                                Chris has the vibe of that one teacher in your school that all your girlfriends hate, but you’re actually the nerd that fancies him... and that nerd was always me🤪

                                                • Uh Huh
                                                  Uh Huh  5 days back

                                                  I really like how the editing changes every so slightly to go with whoever is cooking. Chris has a more laid back, sort of serene vibe. While Brads videos has a bit more over the top, faster paced editing.

                                                  • Ryan
                                                    Ryan  5 days back

                                                    Where can I purchase an Apron exactly like Chris's in this video? I think its safe to request Bon Appetit merch!!!!

                                                    • Pete & Pete
                                                      Pete & Pete  5 days back

                                                      I’m gonna make this with a little lemon zest with you know what....

                                                      • Jared Leland
                                                        Jared Leland  6 days back

                                                        I've used carrot toppings as a pesto before! Never would've thought it tasted good. You still put basil, just not as much

                                                        • Mowgli Hajduk
                                                          Mowgli Hajduk  6 days back

                                                          Any chance you could make a series for poor people who can’t afford to eat such extravagant foods?

                                                          • T W
                                                            T W  6 days back

                                                            Making this right now. The pesto is fantastic! I think I added too much garlic though one small ish clove is plenty!

                                                            • sanawal
                                                              sanawal  6 days back

                                                              “it’s... it’s a clinger.” me describing myelf if i were a kale pesto pasta

                                                              • bdouable
                                                                bdouable  6 days back

                                                                Is this a restaurant kitchen, or is it like, they come there to cook as hobby?

                                                                • Lanacology
                                                                  Lanacology  6 days back

                                                                  bdouable it’s a test kitchen

                                                              • Eddy Yaeji
                                                                Eddy Yaeji  6 days back

                                                                4:03 The way Chris strips the leaves off the stems so effortlessly is oddly satisfying

                                                                • ponder2006
                                                                  ponder2006  1 weeks back

                                                                  I like how he is just throwing his tools around nonchalantly

                                                                  • Tommy Huang
                                                                    Tommy Huang  1 weeks back

                                                                    Love that this is a rather healthier recipe! I didn't have pistachios so I used half of an avocado instead and it still came out amazing!

                                                                    • John Mager
                                                                      John Mager  1 weeks back

                                                                      in which chris fails to compare "blender parm" grocery store "grated" parmesean. looks great though!

                                                                      • Marc Zale
                                                                        Marc Zale  1 weeks back

                                                                        who sells farro pasta that's not brown, here's the kicker, in Minneapolis?

                                                                        • ohbuddyiliketowatch
                                                                          ohbuddyiliketowatch  1 weeks back

                                                                          Avocado pesto pasta is the best ever. But this has less fat so imma try it

                                                                          • Z Z
                                                                            Z Z  1 weeks back

                                                                            Why not blend the rind?

                                                                            • BubblewrapHighway
                                                                              BubblewrapHighway  1 weeks back

                                                                              15:30 Those hand waving motions speak volumes to me, Carla. I know EXACTLY what you're saying.

                                                                              • Ivo Todoroff
                                                                                Ivo Todoroff  1 weeks back

                                                                                Am I a cow for you? Is this grass? Any garnish?

                                                                                • Kaylee Abbott
                                                                                  Kaylee Abbott  1 weeks back

                                                                                  GENIOUS! I need to prove to my doctor that I eat plenty of greens, what better way to do that than eating kale pesto and then showing up to my appointment with green teeth!

                                                                                  • some cunning linguist
                                                                                    some cunning linguist  2 weeks back

                                                                                    Freezer blender parm is a life saver tbh - risotto, pastas, pizza.... best

                                                                                    • Satan
                                                                                      Satan  2 weeks back

                                                                                      Carla: Delicious!
                                                                                      Also Carla: *leaves without taking a second bite*

                                                                                      • Yo Ba
                                                                                        Yo Ba  2 weeks back

                                                                                        that pasta has an insanely high glycemic response. this recipe is useless and dumb.

                                                                                        • Angela Engle
                                                                                          Angela Engle  2 weeks back

                                                                                          Definitely a vegan dish. I do wonder what meats would pair well with this though. Well done Chris, it looks beautiful. :)

                                                                                          • Jeff Muller
                                                                                            Jeff Muller  2 weeks back

                                                                                            Did anyone else wish he had swirled some of that pasta water in the blender to get the rest of the pesto?

                                                                                            • Hannah Young
                                                                                              Hannah Young  2 weeks back

                                                                                              de-stemming the kale makes such an amazing sound I'm very impressed and appreciative of the editors leaving the whole clip in there so we can hear it