Crisp radish rounds add a refreshing bite, diced apples bring a tart crunch, and Parmesan cheese gives the whole thing a savory depth. The real surprise, though, is the toasted and rich peanuts, which make the salad satisfying enough to be a meal. You can serve this salad as a side to steaks or on its own.
APL Kale Salad
Strip the kale leaves off the stems; discard the stems. Wash and dry the leaves well, then cut into very thin slices. You should have about 8 cups.
Transfer the kale to a large bowl. Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon salt and ½ teaspoon pepper, then mix and massage the leaves gently with your hands until they start to soften a little. Add the radish, apple, cheese, vinaigrette and olive oil and toss until evenly mixed. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Top with the peanuts and more Parmesan and serve immediately.
Combine the garlic, mustard, sugar, honey and salt in a blender. Finely grate the zest of 1 lemon into the blender, then squeeze ⅓ cup juice from the lemon and add to the blender. Use the other lemon for juice if needed.
Purée on high speed until smooth. Turn the speed to medium-high. With the machine running, add the oil in a steady stream and blend until emulsified. Season to taste with salt.