Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta with Kale

kale pasta

Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta with Kale

Ingredients

-2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, more for drizzling
-3 shallots, thinly sliced
-1 large fennel bulb, thinly sliced
-3 garlic cloves, sliced
-¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
-¼ cup chopped sage
-12-ounces toscani pasta or any short pasta
-¼ cup dry white wine
-8 cups torn kale leaves
-8 oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
-¼ cup chopped walnuts, toasted
-2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
-Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
-Freshly grated pecorino cheese, for serving

Directions

1.Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the shallots, fennel, garlic, red pepper flakes, sage, ½ teaspoon salt, and freshly ground black pepper and cook until the fennel is tender about 8 minutes.
2.Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook the pasta until al dente.
3.To the skillet, add the white wine and let it reduce for 30 seconds. Then, reduce the heat to low, add the kale and toss until just wilted. Use a slotted spoon to scoop the cooked pasta into the skillet. Add the sun-dried tomatoes, walnuts, and lemon juice and toss.
4.Finally, season to taste and serve with generous drizzles of olive oil and freshly grated pecorino cheese.

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