Pair Kale with a Handful of Ingredients for the Perfect Salad

Fresh and tasty might not be the first two words that come to mind when you think of kale.

But paired with just a few basic ingredients, this leafy green veggie–the December Harvest of the Month–transforms into the a delicious side dish in less than 15 minutes.

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  • 1 pound kale, washed and tough stems removed
  • 3 tbsp. shallot, minced
  • 4 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • 1 tsp. lemon zest
  • ¾ tsp. salt
  • 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese, shredded


  1. Stack several kale leaves in a pile, roll them up and thinly slice the leaves with a knife. Place kale in a serving bowl; set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, combine shallot, lemon juice, honey, lemon zest, salt and pepper; whisk in oil in a slow stream. Pour vinaigrette over kale; add cheese and toss until mixed. Yields about 3/4 cup per serving

Serves 6