Kale Salad with Currants, Pine Nuts & Parmesan


This hearty winter salad is a nice departure from the usual mixed greens. Raw kale never tasted so good! This salad can stand up to being made a few hours ahead so it’s a great choice for entertaining!


  • 1 large or 2 small bunches of kale
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/8 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/3 cup toasted pine nuts
  • 1/3 cup dried currants
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper


  1. Remove the kale leaves from the stems and chop really fine.
  2. In a large bowl, combine chopped kale, lemon juice, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, pine nuts, currants and parmesan cheese; toss to combine.
  3. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  4. I think this salad tastes best if made about an hour before serving.