Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Kale and Spinach Panzanella with Parmigiano


Greens are in-season right now, so it's a great time to scoop some up at your local farmer's market! I'm particularly fond of spinach and kale because they are so versatile and they have a pretty mild flavor, making them great for combining with zesty vinaigrettes like this one. The combination of the olive oil fried croutons, nutty parmigiano cheese and sweet cranberries will make your guests swoon.

This salad is definitely a meal on it's own, but I would also recommend serving this with pork tenderloin, beef tenderloin or salmon.





1. Combine dressing ingredients in a large bowl.

2. Add kale and spinach and massage for 1 minute, or until the kale starts to break down slightly.


3. Place 3 tablespoons olive oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat and add bread cubes. Fry until the bread cubes turn golden brown, about 3 minutes, stirring often. Season lightly with salt and pepper.


4. Add the warm bread, parmesan and dried cranberries to the kale/spinach mixture and toss gently to combine. Serve immediately.




Kale and Spinach Panzanella with Parmigiano
Serves 3-4

All you need:
Dressing -
Zest and juice of 1 lemon
1/3 cup olive oil (plus more for frying the bread)
1 teaspoon honey
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
Salt and freshly cracked black pepper, to taste

1 bunch kale, stemmed and chopped
1 pound spinach, chopped

3 cups cubed sourdough bread
1 cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
1/2 cup dried cranberries (or cherries)

All you do:
1. Combine dressing ingredients in a large bowl.
2. Add kale and spinach and massage for 1 minute, or until the kale starts to break down slightly.
3. Place 3 tablespoons olive oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat and add bread cubes. Fry until the bread cubes turn golden brown, about 3 minutes, stirring often. Season lightly with salt and pepper.
4. Add the warm bread, parmesan and dried cranberries to the kale/spinach mixture and toss gently to combine. Serve immediately.


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