submitted by Susan Peters adapted from Bon Appétit
SERVINGS: MAKES 2 CUPS
- 1 small bunch collard greens, stems removed
- 1 small bunch Tuscan kale, stems removed
- Kosher salt
- 3 garlic cloves, chopped
- 1½ ounces grated Parmesan (about ½ cup)
- 1 cup olive oil
- ½ cup unsalted, roasted peanuts
- 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- Freshly ground black pepper
Cook collard greens and kale in a large pot of boiling salted water until bright green and tender, about 45 seconds. Transfer to a bowl of ice water (this will stop the cooking and help lock in the color). Drain; squeeze out as much liquid as possible (to avoid a watery sauce).
Coarsely chop greens and place in a food processor. Add garlic, Parmesan, oil, peanuts, lemon zest, and lemon juice; process on low speed until a coarse but well-blended mixture forms (a little texture is part of the selling point). Season with salt and plenty of pepper.
Do Ahead: Pesto can be made 1 day ahead. Cover with plastic wrap, pressing directly against surface, and chill.