Warm Kale Antipasto Salad
A warm, antipasto-style salad with kale, eggplant, and bellpepper. A healthful, nutrition-rich alternative to more traditional salads.
2 red onions, halved and sliced
2 small Japanese eggplants, halved lengthwise and sliced
12 baby bell peppers (any color), halved
1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
1 5 -ounce package baby kale or 8 cups chopped kale leaves
1 romaine lettuce heart, chopped
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 ounces deli-sliced soppressata or salami (about 8 slices), cut into strips
2 ounces pecorino romano cheese, shaved
- Preheat the oven on broil.
- Arrange the red onions, eggplant, bell peppers and tomatoes on a baking sheet; drizzle with 2 tablespoons olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Broil, turning halfway through, until the vegetables are soft and slightly charred, about 12 minutes.
- Combine the kale and romaine in a large bowl with the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil and the vinegar. Add the broiled vegetables and toss.
Divide the salad among bowls. Top with the soppressata and pecorino, and drizzle with olive oil. Gently toss, then serve.