Killer Kale Salad

Jan 19, 2018 | Lynne Tapper, Recipes

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I am a lifelong endurance athlete with the dual goal of training and racing until my bones turn to dust and sharing that passion with as many people as possible.

“What can I bring?”
This is what I always ask when invited to a friend’s home for a small or large party. No one likes to show up empty handed.

My go-to offer is a delicious kale salad. First, in the interest of full-disclosure, when I say “what can I bring?” I mean what can I actually bring. I will carry the salad into our friends’ home. It is my husband, however, who does most of the heavy lifting when it comes to actually making the salad. But that’s a post for another time.

I wash the kale and the dishes and he does mostly everything else. Over the years, “we” have discovered a few ways to make it less time-consuming and just as delicious. It is always a huge hit and most of the guests ask me for the recipe before the evening is over. I’m on my way to a party later today. I thought it would be a perfect time to post this recipe. Enjoy!

This is the recipe we started with:

The Cheat Version:
1-2 bunches of kale (we like the curly, wavy kind, but any works)
1 bag shredded brussels sprouts
1/3-1/2 cup of smokehouse almonds (coarsely chopped in mini prep device)
1 Cup Cindy’s Lemon Shallot Vinaigrette
1 small shallot, diced to get 1-2 tablespoons (optional)
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 cup finely grated Pecorino Romano

You can get all the ingredients at Whole Foods, though the Almonds can also be found at your local grocery.

2 Tablespoons of mustard in a mixing bowl with shallots.  Add 1 cup of the Cindy’s dressing.  Whisk together.  Add pepper to taste.  Add 1/2 cup of the pecorino.  Add water to desired consistency.  Set aside.

-Trim the kale from the stems, wash and roughly chop.  Put in very large bowl with bag of shredded Brussels sprouts.
-Add the dressing and toss.
-Add the chopped nuts
-Add the second 1/2 of the Pecorino.  Toss
-Refrigerate for 30 minutes to let the flavors combine.

Separate the salad into two containers.  One you bring to the party.  The rest you keep for yourself.

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