Re-Defining Comfort Food
I’m still on a kale kick and kale pesto has been front and center in my kitchen lately. What’s not to love about the ultimate super food when it tastes so incredibly good especially in garlicky pesto form? Plus, if you are watching your carb intake and have a weakness for creamy whipped potatoes, this is the absolute perfect comfort food for you! This creamy cauliflower and kale pesto puree is so dreamy, you’d never guess it’s loaded with healthy, good-for-you vegetables. My husband started eating it and didn’t even realize that it wasn’t mashed potatoes thanks to the similar texture, minus the calories, of puréed cauliflower. Try it in place of potatoes in any of your favorite whipped potato recipes! I like to serve this one with seared swordfish. They were just made to be together.
Suggested Wine Pairings
If you prefer reds, look for a medium-bodied one with bright acidity like a Pinot Noir from Oregon or California. White wine lovers should look for a crisp light to medium-bodied wine with some herbal qualities to compliment the pesto-based whipped cauliflower, like a Sauvignon Blanc, Spanish Albariño or Italian Vermentino. If you prefer reds, look for a medium-bodied one with bright acidity like a Pinot Noir from Oregon or California. If you’re serving this with a strong main course meat, poultry or fish, you will want to pair the wine with the main course or accompanying sauce. For more tips on pairing wine with certain dishes, check out the recipe collection where every recipe is expertly paired with complimentary wines to match.