Massaged kale salad with warren pear and toasted pepitas

by Kristin Cole
11 January 2015



1 bunch dinosaur kale
1 warren pear, cut into thin slices (can replace with asian pear or apple)
1 small shallot
handful of toasted pepitas
small block of parmesan cheese, shaved into ribbons with a peeler
juice and zest of 2 limes
1 tablespoon maple syrup
2 tablespoons olive oil
pinch of aleppo pepper or chili flakes

De-stem the kale leaves, pile on top of one another and cut thick ribbons. Slice shallot into thin rings and allow to soak in lime juice until ready to compose salad.

To make dressing, stir together lime juice/zest, maple syrup, a pinch of salt. Slowly add olive oil until desired taste and texture is achieved. Pour dressing onto kale leaves and massage with your hands for a few minutes. Add shallots, pear and parmesan and gently combine. Sprinkle pepitas on top, followed by a dusting of aleppo pepper or chili flakes.