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lemony kale salad

27 Feb

photo-8We love kale around here!

The all mighty kale is full of vitamin K – important for strong bones, vitamin A – fostering healthy eyes and skin, vitamin C – important for the health of cell activity, among many other nutrients, making it one of the most nutrient-dense veggies around!

Here’s a simple, and lemon-liscious kale salad recipe. Makes for a perfect snack or appetizer.

Ingredients:

Serves 2

  • Curly leaf kale, 4 or 5 stems
  • Lemon, 2 tbsp freshly squeezed
  • Olive oil, 1 tbsp
  • Sea salt, pinch
  • Pepper, crack or two

Directions: 

1. Prep your kale: Rinse, spin dry or pat dry your kale. Remove the leaves from stems. Line up your kale leaves one on top of the other. Chop the leaves into thin slices.

2. Prep your dressing: Squeeze fresh lemon juice into a small container, add olive oil and whisk vigorously until the dressing looks vibrantly yellow.

3. Finish salad: Add kale leaves into your bowl, drizzle with your dressing. Massage the dressing into the kale, so it’s all coated and rubbed in. Top with a dash of salt and a crack of pepper.

Enjoy and chew well!

Sesame kale salad

4 Oct

Whenever kale makes its way onto our menu, eyebrows are raised. When we first served it, we walked around the cafeterias offering up a leaf sample (and they are cut small so we are talking about a tiny leaf trial) to anyone who would accept. Grudgingly they were received, followed by requests for proper servings. By the end of lunch, the kale was gone. There are few who debate about how delicious our sesame kale salad is. At long last, here is the recipe:

1/4 cup rice wine vinegar

3/4 cup canola oil

1/4 cup dark sesame oil

2 teaspoons smooth Dijon mustard

a pinch of salt (or to taste)

First make your dressing. Then wash your kale and cut out the stems. Stack the leaves and chop the kale into thin strips. Toss with your dressing and enjoy! This is a good recipe to make lots of – great for tonight’s dinner, and tomorrow’s lunch.