Pasta & Kale Salad with Garlic Basil Dressing

1 cup Pasta
2 cups Kale, roughly chopped
1/3 cup Sun Dried Tomatoes
1/3 cup Parmesan Cheese, shredded
1/4 cup Feta cheese, crumbled

Garlic Basil Dressing :
1/2 cup Basil Leaves
1/4 cup EVOO
1 1/2-2 tsp White Wine Vinegar
3 cloves Garlic
1/4-1/2 tsp Salt
Fresh cracked pepper

  1. Cook Pasta: bring a large pot of salted water to a boil, and cook pasta according to the directions on the package. Drain pasta and allow to cool slightly before mixing into salad.
  2. Make Dressing: add all dressing ingredients to a food processor or blender. Run on high until ingredients are fully blended. Taste dressing and add more salt if needed. Refrigerate dressing until ready to use.
  3. Mix Salad: add a touch of oil to roughly chopped kale and gently massage leaves between fingers for 1-2 minutes to tenderize. Add kale, sun dried tomatoes, feta, parmesan, and pasta to a medium mixing bowl. Pour dressing over salad and toss to combine. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving.

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