Recipe: Lemon Kale Salad with Parmesan, Apples & Pine Nuts

Lemon Kale Salad with Parmesan, Apples, and Pine Nuts

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In addition to self-exams, we’re kicking off Breast Cancer Awareness Month with this scrumptious salad that’s high in antioxidants, vitamins and iron. Yes, this Kale (aka the Queen of Greens) Salad, teeming with crunchy apples and pine nuts, is tossed in a lemon vinaigrette, making every forkful the perfect bite.


Parmesan Cups

2 cups freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Kale Salad

8 cups baby kale leaves
¼ cup dried black currants
¼ cup dried cherries
1 Granny Smith apple, cored and diced
¼ cup pine nuts, toasted

Lemon Vinaigrette

3 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 tbsp rice vinegar
1 tsp honey
1 tsp soy sauce
¼ tsp lemon zest
¼ tsp kosher salt
¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper
4 tbsp olive oil


1) For the Parmesan cups, preheat oven to 350ºF. On a piece of parchment paper, draw 6 ½-inch circles. Flip parchment paper over and place on baking sheet so the ink side is facing down. Place approximately 5 tbsp of Parmesan cheese in each circle and gently spread out to cover the outlined circle. Bake in preheated oven until golden brown, 9-10 minutes. Watch carefully to avoid burning. Remove from oven and let cool on baking sheet for 1 minute. Immediately drape over a small bowl or glass to get a basket shape. Let cool for a few minutes. Remove from bowl and store Parmesan cups at room temperature in an airtight container.

2) For the salad, in a large bowl, combine kale, currants, cherries and diced apple. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss to coat. To serve, pile salad in Parmesan cup and top with toasted pine nuts.

3) For the dressing, place lemon juice, rice vinegar, honey, soy sauce, lemon zest, salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Whisk until blended. Slowly drizzle the olive oil into the bowl while constantly whisking, until incorporated.

Serves 6-8

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