15 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Cooking Level


  • For the salad:
  • 1 dry pint Pure Flavor® Juno® Bites Red Grape Tomatoes, halved
  • ½ red onion, thinly sliced
  • 15 oz can chickpeas, rinsed
  • 8 oz kale, chopped
  • 2 cups penne pasta
  • ½ cup Parmesan, grated
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • For the dressing:
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ⅓ cup olive oil
  • 3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise
  • ½ tbsp Dijon mustard
  • ½ tsp dried basil
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp freshly cracked black pepper


Step 1

Make the vinaigrette first and set it aside.

Step 2

Bring a pot of water to a boil for the pasta. Once boiling, add the pasta and boil until tender (7-8 minutes). Drain the pasta in a colander and allow it to cool.

Step 3

Add the kale to a large bowl. Drizzle ⅓ of the prepared balsamic dressing over the kale and then use your hands to massage the dressing into the kale. Massage the kale for 3-5 minutes or until it has wilted to half its volume.

Step 4

Add the drained and cooled pasta to the bowl with the kale and tomatoes, onions, chickpeas, and parmesan.

Step 5

Pour the rest of the dressing and stir the salad combined and coated in the dressing.

Step 6

Add salt and pepper, then serve.