The Best Kale Salad Ever

I have been making this salad for years. It is literally my favorite salad.
Salty homemade croutons. Spicy red pepper flakes. Crunchy kale. Fresh lemon.

The Best Crunchy Kale Salad Ever

1 large bunch kale

1/4 loaf rustic bread

1/2 cup grated Pecorino cheese

Lemon Dressing
2 small garlic cloves (smashed with garlic press)

1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper

3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 

Freshly squeezed juice of one large lemon

1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes

Freshly ground black pepper to taste

1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.

2. Cut your 1/4 of a rustic bread into small 1 inches squares and toss them on a baking sheet with 1 1/2 tablespoons of Oilve oil and 1/4 tsp salt. Bake for about 5 minutes until slightly brown. Remove from oven and set aside.

3. Prepare salad by ripping your washed (and dried) kale and placing in a large bowl. Set aside.

4. Whisk all ingredients together for the lemon dressing. Pour on kale salad. Toss with fresh homemade croutons and 1/2 cup Pecorino cheese (or more). Yum!