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Grilled Kale Pasta Salad

This grilled kale pasta salad will make lunchtime your favorite part of the day. (It’s great as a aside dish, too!) Kale is filled with antioxidants and fiber. Use whole wheat pasta and get a dose of whole grains too!

1 bunch kale, stems removed

1/2 tsp granulated garlic

pinch of salt

1 Tbsp + 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil

4 garlic cloves

3 Tbsp fresh lemon juice

1 Tbsp fresh oregano

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp ground black pepper

1/2 lb (dry weight) desired pasta (make it whole wheat for added fiber)

1/4 cup Sicilian olives, halved

1/4 cup oven-roasted tomatoes (you can purchase in stores)

  1. Preheat grill to low.

  2. Toss kale leaves with granulated garlic, pinch of salt and 1 Tbsp olive oil. Grill until crispy and lightly charred, approx. 1 min per side.

  3. Remove from heat and set aside.

  4. For dressing, combine in processor to emulsify: garlic, lemon juice, ½ cup olive oil, oregano, salt and pepper.

  5. Boil pasta in a pot of lightly salted water until al dente.

  6. Toss together pasta, dressing, kale and remaining ingredients. Taste and adjust seasonings. Serve immediately.

This recipe is provided by our partners at Market of Choice.

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