Thursday, May 5, 2011

Linguine with kale, breadcrumbs and goat cheese

I was pleasantly surprised by how tasty this was. It's definitely one of my new favorite kale preparations. Also very quick and easy to throw together.

A box of linguine, cooked
1 head of kale, chopped
1-2 cups breadcrumbs
olive oil (I used a garlic-infused olive oil, which was lovely; if you're using regular olive oil, add a couple of diced garlic cloves to the recipe)
goat cheese

Heat the olive oil in a skillet (with garlic, if you're using it) and add the breadcrumbs. When they're brown and toasty, add a splash of the pasta water and the kale. Saute all that down for a couple of minutes. Combine the pasta and kale mixture in a large bowl; add a squeeze of lemon juice, and more olive oil if necessary. Top with lots of crumbled goat cheese.

The lemon and goat cheese offset the natural bitterness of the kale very nicely. You could use any kind of dark leafy green instead (arugula, spinach, dandelion, etc.) and get the same effect.

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