a friend of mine sent this recipe to me a few days ago – before my trip to the plum factory. perfect summer salad.
plums soaking in the dressing.
kale on the “grill.” our bbq was out of propane so i improvised. we did half the kale on this grill and half in the oven at 350°F for 4 minutes on each side. both were good, the char is life-changing.
grilled kale salad with plums and ricotta from bon appétit
4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
1 teaspoon honey
salt and pepper
4 medium plums – halved, pitted, thinly sliced
a bunch of kale leaves
3/4 cup fresh ricotta
1. whisk 3 tablespoons of the oil, vinegar, thyme, honey, salt and pepper in a medium bowl. toss plums to coat and then transfer them to a plate.
2. toss kale leaves in remaining tablespoon of oil and grill, turning once so that edges are charred and crispy. remove any large center-stems with a knife when cool enough to handle.
3. divide ricotta among the plates and season with salt and pepper. top with kale, plums, and extra vinaigrette.