This salad is always a bit hit. I think it is from the sweetness of the grapes and the crunch of the pine nuts. You can change the fruit, greens or nuts, or add in more veggies to your liking. The idea is using a grain in your salad to bulk it up. You can also add a protein (although quinoa is a great source of protein) like grilled chicken, or shrimp.
The first time I made this dish was for a Super Bowl party. I have to say everyone really liked it and didn’t even care that it was cauliflower! After having a version made with broccoli at a restaurant, I started making it with both broccoli and cauliflower – although Paige prefers just broccoli!
These are really fun and easy to make even without a recipe. Just toss kale with oil put them on the pan and sprinkle with whatever you think would taste good. Start with just salt and then have fun! You can even make them sweet by adding a bit of maple syrup when you toss them in the oil.
And remember…like all leafy greens, Kale shrivels when it is cooked so it may look like a lot when you put it in the oven, but not when it comes out. To be safe, make 2 bunches so you can have leftovers.