Lentil, Kale, and Piquillo Pepper Salad
This hearty salad gets better as it sits, so feel free to make ahead, double up for leftovers, or pack it up for a picnic.
For the dressing:
1 clove garlic, grated
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon whole-grain mustard
¼ cup sherry vinegar
½ cup olive oil
freshly cracked black pepper
for the salad:
2 bunches black kale, ribs removed and thinly sliced
2 cups cooked black lentils, cooked according to the package directions and cooled
¾ cup thinly sliced piquillo peppers
¼ cup sliced caperberries
¼ cup toasted slivered almonds
¼ cup crumbled feta (optional)
1. First make the dressing. Combine the first 4 ingredients, then slowly stream in the olive oil to emulsify. Taste and season with salt and pepper.
2. Add the kale to a large mixing bowl. Drizzle a couple spoonfuls of the dressing over the kale and gently massage it in with your hands. Let sit for 10 minutes.
3. Add the remaining ingredients with a few more spoonfuls of dressing and toss well to combine. Taste to see if you need more dressing, salt, or pepper, then season as needed and serve.
Originally featured in 3 Dinner-Worthy Salads