Recipe: Superba Snack Bar’s Kale Pesto

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[DeAratanha, Ricardo — B582385895Z.1 VENICE, CA – SEPTEMBER 20, 2012 – Scene outside Superba Snack Bar, in Venice, a postmodern shed open to the outside, September 20, 2012. (Ricardo DeAratanha/Los Angeles Times).] *** []

Over at Superba Snack Bar in Venice, Chef Jason Neroni is creating new and unique flavors with timeless techniques. Pesto shows up in a few places on the menu, but Jason replaces the traditional basil with other greens like kale or curry leaf.

Photo: Ricardo DeAratanha/Los Angeles Times
He says that his kale pesto (recipe follows) has become a work horse in the kitchen. At brunch you will find it tossed with crispy russet potatoes, brussels sprouts and caramelized onions all underneath two sunny side up eggs.