This hearty kale salad holds up great for crisp fall picnics.
In a large bowl, season the kale with salt. Drizzle with EVOO. Using your hands, massage the salt and EVOO into the kale until the kale softens, 2 to 3 minutes.
In a small bowl, whisk the yogurt, lemon juice, tahini, and garlic, thinning with a little bit of water if too thick. Season the dressing with salt and pepper.
Drizzle the dressing over the kale and toss to coat. Top with the pecans, pears, and cheese, if using.