I made this once with kalamata olives bc I didn't have anchovy paste, made it 2 more times with the anchovy paste. Incredibly flavorful. I leave out the water so the dressing sticks better & I double the recipe. I also make it more like a chicken salad, finely chopping it in the cuisinart, adding dressing & cheese last. Recipe now in regular rotation, even the kale-wary like it! Very versatile.
I sautéed the kale with garlic, white wine and onion, and pan seared the chicken. (I also cooked the quinoa in chicken stock). Everything else I followed exactly and oh.my.gosh. So delicious for a quick weeknight meal! yum. Can't wait to make this again for friends. yum! T
I didn't have anchovy paste on-hand so I added a little more parm; just realized I also forgot the garlic but apparently it didn't need it! I added the fats and lemon juice to the kale first and massaged them in before adding the other ingredients. This is a good, filling main-dish kale salad and a good use for leftover rotisserie chicken. I would make this again.
This is an awesome recipe! So quick and easy. I added toasted pine nuts as opposed to the suggestion of walnuts and added garbanzo beans with a little extra dressing. This makes 4 generous servings and it's yummy as a left over. AWESOME recipe!