Try it! Lebanese Kale Salad

Lebanese Kale Salad with Caramelized Shallot
1 bunch Red Russian Kale
3 medium shallots
1/3 C Garbanzo beans
1 medium carrot
¼ C Juice of Meyer Lemon
1 T Za’atar seasoning
1 T Tahini paste (heaping)
3 T Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
¼ t Kosher Salt
¼ t Pepper (coarse)
[Total prep time: 25 minutes; Active prep time: 13 minutes]

1. Begin by peeling and slicing shallots lengthwise. Add to a medium heat sauté pan with 1 teaspoon olive oil. To promote caramelization add ½ teaspoon cane sugar (optional). Sauté shallots for 8 – 12 minutes, stir sparingly.

2. While shallot sautés pull Kale leaves from stem. Pull from bottom up, leaves should free themselves easily. Rinse leaves with cold water. While leaves dry, prepare Za’atar dressing. Combine lemon juice, Za’atar seasoning, tahini, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Whisk ingredients together.

3. Shave carrot into strips with a vegetable peeler. Rinse and drain cooked garbanzo beans. At this juncture salad can be served hot or cold. Toss kale with dressing, carrots, and beans; then top with shallot. Or add to sauté pan warming everything through; dress last.

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