Maybe it's in order to keep them "light" but I often find CL's salad dressings to be woefully under-dressed, and this was no exception. I'm not saying I like a salad swimming in dressing, but 2 TBSPs of dressing for 6 cups of very assertively flavored greens is almost useless. At the very least, double the dressing. You might also want to make a better dressing. The 1:1 ratio here basically leaves you with something more akin to a splash of lemon juice than anything resembling a dressing. My go-to, super-easy lemon dressing is just a 2:1 mix of good EVOO and fresh squeezed lemon juice with a dash or two of salt and pepper to taste, a pinch of sugar, and a peeled, lightly-crushed, garlic clove. Shake and let sit for about 15 minutes for the garlic to infuse the dressing and...voila...a much better dressing than what's here. Considering that the variations of this recipe also use a 1:1 ratio, I can't imagine they're much better.
Made the Greek version to go with CL's feta stuffed turkey burgers and roasted sweet potatoes. It was absolutely the best kale salad I've ever had. A good technique to know, though, is that you should rub the kale gentley with the oil and lemon for about five minutes. Just rub it between your hands. It breaks it down and makes it tender and sweet.
I was really loving this. I was worried it would be bitter, but it was not. I mixed it with spring mix instead of Swiss chard. I added sliced almonds since I didn't have pepitos. Will add to my salad rotation.
I was surprised how much I enjoyed this! I did use spinach instead of swiss chard because it was on hand, also, used toasted almonds and regular onion, but it was very tasty, and am making it again tonight!
I made a few substitutions, but we loved this. Used fresh kale from our garden (no Swiss chard). Substituted "Tuscan" flavored EVOO (you could use regular and add a little garlic and herbs), fresh sweet onions from the garden and toasted pecans because I didn't have pepitos, and shredded parmesan. Yum - will be making this again, because it is easy to use what you have and make a great salad!
I keep hearing about using raw kale in salads so this was a first in our house. Instead of swiss chard I used purple kale. The shaved cheese was a must and added a lot of flavor as did the pepitas.