Kale Pasta Salad

Kale Pasta Salad
12-16 oz. whole wheat pasta (shape, your choice)
3 Tablespoons Pine Nuts
1/4 cup Olive Oil
6 cloves Garlic, Minced
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon Black Pepper
1 bunch Kale, Finely Sliced
4 ounces  Parmesan Cheese, Shaved
2 Tablespoons Balsamic Vinegar

Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
While the pasta is cooking, in a large skillet, heat olive oil and garlic over low heat so that the garlic slowly infuses the oil. When the oil starts to cause the garlic to sizzle, stir around so the garlic doesn't get too brown. When garlic starts to turn golden, add salt and pepper, stir, and set aside for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, pour the oil mixture (scraping the salt, pepper, and garlic) all over the pasta. Toss to combine and set aside. Set the same skillet (without cleaning it) over medium-high heat. Add the kale and cook for 5 minutes, or until partly wilted. Add kale, pine nuts and balsamic vinegar to the pasta and toss it all together. Add Parmesan shavings and toss. Taste for seasonings and add more salt and pepper if needed. Serve warm or chill for at least 2 hours before serving.

source: Pioneer Woman

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