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Tuscan Kale Salad

Updated: Jul 20, 2022

This salad is simple to prepare, absolutely delicious and packed with nutrients.


  • 1/4 cup lemon juice

  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • 3 cloves garlic, mashed

  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt

  • Pinch red pepper flakes

  • 2 bunches Tuscan kale (about 14 oz), ribs removed and leaves sliced into 1/4-inch shreds

  • 1/2 cup finely grated Grana Padano or Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, plus shavings for garnish

  • 2 tablespoon whole wheat or gluten free breadcrumbs, toasted (or can substitute Whisps Cheese Crisps)


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt, and pepper flakes. Add kale and toss to coat. Let sit at room temperature for 10 to 30 minutes.

  2. Add grated cheese and breadcrumbs and toss.

  3. Garnish with shaved cheese before serving. Cover and refrigerate leftovers up to two days.

Try it and let us know how you love it in the comments below.

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