small shallot, roughly chopped (about a heaping 1/4 cup)
extra virgin olive oil
cultured dairy-free yogurt (or greek yogurt if not dairy-free)
fine sea salt
Freshly ground pepper
Asian pear, diced
4 to 5 tablespoons
honey granola clusters
Make the dressing. Place dressing ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until the ingredients are broken down and emulsified. Taste and adjusting the seasonings if needed. Place the dressing in a lidded jar and refrigerate until ready to use.
Prepare the salad. In a large bowl, combine the kale and 1 tablespoon of the shallot dressing and massage the kale for roughly 5 minutes, until the kale is tender and darker in color. Let the kale sit for 10 minutes, then add the pear, quinoa, granola, parsley, and about 3 to 4 tablespoons of dressing. Toss together and add more dressing if desired. Serve or refrigerate for up to 7 hours before serving.
Lindsey S. Love is a food blogger living in Brooklyn, NY with her husband. Her cooking and baking focus on healthful gluten free and dairy free, with occasional vegan recipes. You can follow her at dollyandoatmeal.com for additional recipes.