Mediterranean Pasta and Kale Salad with Garlic Basil Dressing
makes 4 cups
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.