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Kale and Pinetip Salad

Kale and Pinetip Salad made in my Thermomix with homemade Pecorino is my new "best thing I ever ate!' as it is nutritious, delicious, economical and NOVEL!
Course Salad
Cuisine Canadian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 4 -6
Author Valerie Lugonja via Tenina the Thermomix Queen


Ingredients for the Dressing:

  • 1 sprig rosemary , foliage only OR Fresh pine needle tip: start with one, and then use more next time if you want to intensify the
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt (or more, to taste)
  • 30 g honey
  • 85 g olive oil
  • 60 g lemon juice (about large1 lemon)
  • 40 g white wine vinegar
  • 75 g Pecorino , cubed

Ingredients for the Salad:

  • 1 bunch Kale , veins and ends removed
  • 30-50 g red onion
  • 50 g pine nuts , toasted
  • 75 g shaved Pecorino for garnish


Instructions for the Dressing:

  1. Place pine tips, rosemary and salt into TM bowl; mill for 5 seconds on speed 7
  2. Scale in vinegar and honey; heat for 2 minutes at 60ÂșC on speed 1
  3. Add remaining ingredients; blend for 5 seconds at speed 8
  4. Without removing the dressing, place 1/2 bunch kale into TM bowl; using the spatula to keep the kale close to the blades, chop for 5 seconds at speed 4
  5. Remove kale with a pair of tongs leaving dressing in the bottom of TM bowl;
  6. place into serving bowl
  7. Scale onion and remaining kale into TM bowl; chop for 5 seconds at speed 4
  8. Add to serving bowl;l toss gently to combine
  9. Garnish with toasted pine nuts and shaved Pecorino
  10. Serve immediately

Recipe Notes

Extra toasted pinenuts and Pecorino shavings are important as this is a very tart salad and some will need these to tone down that puckery punch.