Best Kale Salad

Raw kale can taste pretty bitter.  The kale blends well with a lemon, Parmesan cheese, and garlic Italian-style vinaigrette.

Even better: the sturdy texture of the kale holds up well in a salad, and provides an extra crunch when eating.

When we make this salad, we can’t stop eating it! Here are the main steps to make this kale salad 

Prep the kale: Destem and chop the kale.

Make the garlicky Parmesan dressing: start by using your knife blade to form the garlic into a paste. 

Mince the garlic, then add salt and scrape the blade back and forth over the garlic until it forms into a paste. Mix the garlic paste with lemon, olive oil, Parmesan cheese and red pepper flakes.

Serve: Add the dressing and top with lemon zest. Add croutons or even a showering of panko or crunchy breadcrumbs if you like.