Yummy Kale Salad

Kale is a staple on the farm and in our kitchen.  I love all the interesting types of kale, and we eat it almost every day, sometimes several meals a day.  Making a salad is one of the easiest ways to use it.  Here are the basics that will help you create something delicious and unique to your own kitchen.

Ingredients:

  • 1 bunch of kale with the leaves ripped off the mid-rib, washed, and spun dry
  • Sea salt
  • Olive oil (or other unprocessed oil, like avocado oil)
  • Vinegar or lemon
  • Fruit (dried or fresh chopped)
  • Options:  Goat cheese, parmesan, nuts, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, quinoa, rice, 

Directions:
Be sure you have removed the leaves from the midrib and that the kale is dry.  Tear the kale into bite sized pieces.  Add about 3 tablespoons of your favorite olive oil.  Add about 1 tablespoon of your favorite vinegar or citrus juice (think oil and vinegar “dressing” here).  Add a few grinds of sea salt.   Massage the leaves well with your hands.  If you are using a more mature kale with tougher leaves, you will need to massage longer than if you have a tender fresh baby kale.  Add chopped fruit, raisins, dried cranberry, or other favorite fruit.  Add chopped nuts or seeds.  Add your favorite cheese.  If you want to make it a more hardy dish, add quinoa or rice.  Serve it up!  

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Everyone likes their salad a little different.  The key components of this salad are the kale, oil, acid and salt.  Be sure to start with those ingredients.  Then make it your own by adding any of the other ingredients that you like.  My favorites are seeds and goat cheese.  What’s yours?

Eat your veggies,

Robin

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Yummy Kale Salad
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Ingredients
  1. 1 bunch of kale with the leaves ripped off the mid-rib, washed, and spun dry
  2. Sea salt
  3. Olive oil (or other unprocessed oil, like avocado oil)
  4. Vinegar or lemon
  5. Fruit (dried or fresh chopped)
  6. Options: Goat cheese, parmesan, nuts, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, quinoa, rice,
Instructions
  1. Be sure you have removed the leaves from the midrib and that the kale is dry. Tear the kale into bite sized pieces. Add about 3 tablespoons of your favorite olive oil. Add about 1 tablespoon of your favorite vinegar or citrus juice (think oil and vinegar “dressing” here). Add a few grinds of sea salt. Massage the leaves well with your hands. If you are using a more mature kale with tougher leaves, you will need to massage longer than if you have a tender fresh baby kale. Add chopped fruit, raisins, dried cranberry, or other favorite fruit. Add chopped nuts or seeds. Add your favorite cheese. If you want to make it a more hardy dish, add quinoa or rice. Serve it up!
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