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Kale Salad with Pinenuts, Currants and Parmesan

In a surprising twist, Tuscan kale is served raw—and makes for a substantial and satisfying winter salad. Be sure to choose bunches of Tuscan kale with small leaves, which are more tender.
Course Salads

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tablespoons dried currants
  • 7 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar, divided
  • 1 tablespoon unseasoned rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 bunches Tuscan kale (about 1 pound), center ribs and stems removed, leaves thinly sliced crosswise
  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts, lightly toasted
  • Parmesan cheese shavings

Instructions
 

  • Place currants in small bowl; add 5 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar. Let soak overnight. Drain currants.
  • Whisk remaining 2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar, rice vinegar, honey, oil, and salt in large bowl.
  • Add kale, currants, and pine nuts; toss to coat.
  • Let marinate 20 minutes at room temperature, tossing occasionally.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper. Sprinkle cheese shavings over salad and serve.
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