Weeknight Kale Pasta Salad
A simple and colorful salad loaded with vegetables (featuring kale) and with just enough pasta.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
bunch raw kale
massaged with 1/2 of a lemon and ripped or cut into small pieces.
cut into small julienned strips or matchsticks
also cut into small julienned strips or matchsticks
pitted kalamata olives
halved or quartered
cooked small shaped pasta
white balsamic vinegar
or fresh lemon juice
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
Mix the kale pieces, carrots, red pepper, and the halves or quartered olives together.
Add the pasta and toss the ingredients together.
Mix together the oil, vinegar or lemon, oregano, salt and pepper.
Toss about half of the dressing over the salad, mix, and taste. Add more dressing if desired.
I cut up my kale (after massaging it) by rolling the massaged leaves into cigar shapes and cutting them horizontally into thin linguini-like pieces. If any of the pieces is too long, I just rip or cut it in half or thirds. Ripping the leaves into small pieces works too.
I like to make my dressing by shaking the ingredients up in a small jar with a tight-fitting lid. Alternatively, put the ingredients into small bowl or cup and combine them by stirring vigorously with a fork or whisk.