Winter Salad--Kale with Roasted Root Vegetables, Pine nuts and Aged Parmesan

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Winter Salad

If you have been following my little blog even a little, you know by now that I am all about using leftovers in a creative way so that they feel brand new and enjoyable.

Case in point here in this tasty salad. Made some roasted root vegetables last night. Recipe here:

Roasted Root Vegetables. We ate them with shrimp last night. Tonight they were reborn in a winter salad.

You will need 

For the Salad

  1. 2 cups of roasted vegetables. Since mine were leftovers, I reheated them in a pan and added a little maple syrup.
  2. 4 cups washed and spun dried kale with rough center pieces removed
  3. Handful of pine nuts
  4. About 4 table spoons of aged parmesan shaved
  5. about a tbs of maple syrup if you are reheating veggies
For the Dressing:
4 tbs ponzu sauce (soy sauce/lemon juice)
2 tbs extra virgin olive oil
3 tbsp of lemon juice
1/4 shallot finely chopped.

Assemble your dressing in a bowl. Wash and spin dry kale and mix in 3/4 of the dressing. Leave kale to sit in the dressing. Since kale is so rough, I found it gets softer by sitting in the dressing for a bit.

Toast pine nuts in pan. Heat or roast veggies if you are starting from scratch.

Toss veggies into the kale, add remaining dressing. Divide into plates. Top with pine nuts and cheese. 


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