Kale Fennel and Citrus Salad

Kale Fennel and Citrus Salad
2-3 Portions

Ingredients
Vinaigrette
1 bunch basil leaves - a few sprigs set aside
1/2 bunch parsley leaves - a few sprigs set aside
1/4 cup pecorino cheese – finely shredded
1/4 tsp lemon juice – fresh squeezed
1/4 cup raw walnuts
3 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 tsp garlic powder
Salt to taste

Salad
1 bunch kale - thinly sliced about 7 cups
2 tbsp olive oil
1 bunch baby fennel - bottoms sliced off and thinly sliced
Juice from 1/2 orange
1/2 red onion - thinly sliced
A few sprigs fresh basil - roughly chopped
1/4 cup Pecorino cheese - shredded




Preparation
Vinaigrette
Add all ingredients to a food processor or blender and blend until puréed. Set aside.

Salad
Add 1 tbsp olive oil to pan on low heat and sauté red onion for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes turn heat up to medium and add sliced fennel to pan and orange juice and sauté for another 10 minutes. Remove from pan and let cool. 

Wash the kale and tear off the main rib by holding the end of the stem and sliding off the leaves. Wash, dry, then tear into small chunks.

In a large bowl, add the kale along with 1 tbsp of olive oil and massage the oil into the kale.

Add everything to the kale and mix together. You can mix in the dressing or serve it on the side.
 
Enjoy!

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