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Noodles with Kale, Walnuts and Parmesan Cheese
3 ounces uncooked soba noodles
1 large bunch kale, chopped (2 plus cups)
2 tbsp oil
handful of walnuts, coarsely chopped
¼ to 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
salt and pepper to taste
In a medium size pot, boil enough water to cook the pasta. Add the pasta and cook according to the package directions. In another medium size pot, boil water for cooking the kale. Add the kale, reduce heat to low and cook for 5 minutes. In a small frying pan, heat 1 tbsp of oil on medium high heat and sauté the walnuts until golden. Remove the frying pan from the hot burner.
Drain the noodles and reserve ½ cup of the cooking water. Drain the kale. Into a serving bowl, add the noodles. Toss the noodles with 1 tbsp of oil. Add ¼ cup of the reserved noodle cooking water to the bowl with the noodles. Combine. Add more cooking water if desired. Add the kale, walnuts, salt and pepper. Combine. Add the Parmesan cheese. Serves 2 to 4 depending if this dish is eaten as a side dish or the main entrée.