Kale greens come together with tender whole-wheat pasta and crunchy pistachio nuts for a decadent, dinner-worthy salad. Shredded Parmesan cheese and a squeeze of lemon juice add just the right amount of tartness to the homemade dressing. This salad is sure to have you coming back for seconds.
  • 3Tbspextra virgin olive oil
  • 2Tbspfresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2clove garlic, minced
  • 4ozdry whole-wheat penne
  • 2cupskale, chopped
  • 1/4cupparmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/4cuppistachio nuts, shelled
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
  • crushed red pepper flakes, to taste
  1. For the dressing, combine olive oil, lemon juice, and minced garlic in a jar. Shake well to combine and set aside.
  2. For the pasta salad, cook pasta according to the directions on the box, then drain. Pour the pasta into a large bowl. Add chopped kale, parmesan cheese, and pistachio nuts. Drizzle dressing over top of mixture and toss well.
  3. Season to taste with salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper flakes.
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