Linda's Kale Salad

This recipe comes from a family friend and is always a crowd pleaser.  My mom sent it to me the other day and so I thought I'd share.

FOR THE DRESSING:

  • 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped or minced
  • 3 T lemon juice
  • 1 T white wine vinegar
  • 2/3-3/4 cup finely shaved parmesan about 1 oz

FOR THE SALAD:

  • salt & pepper
  • 1 bunch kale
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • parmesan for garnish

Add the garlic, lemon juice, white wine vinegar, a pinch of salt and black pepper to a bowl and whisk together

Let stand at least 15 minutes if you can (the longer the dressing sits, the more pronounced the garlic flavor is, and it will only get better overnight.

Slowly stream in the olive oil while whisking and then stir in the parmesan.

Heat a dry non-stick pan over medium-high heat and add the pine nuts.  Toast for 4-5 minutes, stirring one or twice until all sides are golden brown.

Coarsely chop kale and add to a large bowl.  Lightly toss with a few tablespoons of dressing and garnish with toasted pine nuts and shaved parmesan.