Kale, Pear, and Cheddar Salad
You could easily use a crispy apple for this recipe, but Asian pears are so much better!!
4 cups very finely chopped or slivered kale (stemmed and washed)
2 tablespoons coarsely chopped toasted almonds
1 Asian pear, cored and cut in 1/4-inch dice
1 ounce sharp Cheddar cheese, cut in 1/4-inch dice
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
Salt to taste
1 very small garlic clove, puréed
5 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan
Combine the kale, almonds, apple and Cheddar in a large bowl.
Whisk together the lemon juice, salt, garlic and olive oil. Add to the salad, and toss well. Sprinkle the Parmesan over the top, and serve.
Advance preparation: This salad benefits from tossing with the dressing about 15 minutes before you serve it. The kale will soften in the dressing.
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