Tuscan kale is sweeter and more tender than regular kale. Tuscan kale also goes by the names black kale, lacinato kale, dinosaur kale and cavolo nero. Unlike lettuce, kale is a hearty green that does not wilt after dressing is added. The salad actually tastes better after a day or two in the fridge. So, it is a great salad that you can prepare in advance for a party.
Hugh, June and Frank made this Tuscan Kale Salad as the side dish to accompany the pizzas. This recipe serves 4.
- 1 bunch Tuscan kale
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 clove garlic
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- freshly ground black pepper
For a richer salad, add 1/4 cup grated pecorino or parmesan cheese.
If Tuscan kale is not available, do not substitute with regular kale, which will be too chewy. Instead, use 3 cups of arugula and 3 cups of baby spinach. Be sure to use cheese if you try this combination.