This spicy pasta with kale & almonds is a quick and healthy pasta dish with Sicilian flavor. It’s a great way to use kale, one of the most powerful antioxidant, cancer-fighting greens out there. Tomatoes add lycopene, while almonds add amygdalin, two more cancer fighters. Try using different types of kale for this dish, like lacinato, Russian, or curly — or even spinach for something more readily available. If you do choose spinach, you will not need to pre-cook it, but just add it in raw in step 3. The Parmesan cheese is optional here. Toasted breadcrumbs were often substituted in traditional southern Italian cooking, since Parmesan cheese was an expensive luxury.