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
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!