Gusto 101 Cavolo Nero Salad Recipe

Gusto 101 Cavolo Nero Salad Recipe

For those of you who live in Toronto and have been to Gusto 101 you will know EXACTLY the salad I am talking about. This salad is some kind of wonderful and every time I am there I can’t go past it on the menu.

Cavolo Nero – Such a simple combination but so so mouth watering. Every time I am in the restaurant enjoying a plate of this amazing salad I think to myself, how I can I recreate this recipe at home so I can enjoy it all the time with a glass of red on the side. Well my prayers have been answered. I was lucky enough to find the famous recipe online that the wonderful Chef Daniel Mezzolo had shared with CBC so I thought it only fair to share with my lovely readers.



1 1/2 cups (100 g) lacinato kale, tough ribs removed and finely julienned
1 tbsp (15 g) pecorino, grated or finely shaved
1 tsp (5 g) toasted pine nuts
2 tsp (8 g) dried Zante currants
6 tbsp Lemon Vinaigrette
1 tbsp Parmesan, grated or finely shaved


Lemon Vinaigrette:

5 tbsp olive oil
6 tbsp lemon juice
1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
1/4 tsp kosher salt


  1. Make Vinaigrette: Whisk all ingredients in a bowl until combined.
  2. For Salad: Mix all ingredients together in a bowl and let stand for a few minutes to let everything marinate and soften. Plate and garnish with additional grated parmesan and pecorino.

Makes 1 serving

Please Note- Vinaigrette Recipe will probably make more than you need for a serving. I just put my extra in the fridge for next time. 

Picture Credit – Gusto 101 Website

And there you have it lovelies, now you can all enjoy this incredible dish as much as I do. Of course this wont stop me from visiting Gusto on a frequent basis, nobody makes pasta as well as them!
Buon Appetito!! 





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