Monday, July 30, 2012
Every time I buy kale, I never really know exactly what to do with it. I think my intention this time was to saute it to serve as a side for something... I can't remember. Obviously I never made that meal, so a few days later, I still had this huge bag of kale sitting in my fridge. After visiting Whole Foods earlier in the day (and only buying two vegan cupcakes for Will's birthday) I was inspired to make Kale salad. Whole foods had at least three different kale salads for sale in their salad bar section!
Okay, so I made one and I loved it. If you are a fan of kale and other leafy greens, then you will love this too. I think even Will would have loved this. Unfortunately I took this to a dinner where all the other food was fried meat and cheese. Needless to say, my healthy little kale salad was overlooked. This only means there was more for me!
I did skim some recipes online, but this is what I came up with myself:
2 cups kale, chopped into bite-size pieces
1/2 cup chard, chopped into bite-size pieces (optional)
2 tablespoons olive oil
Juice from 1/2 lemon
1 cup cucumber, chopped into small pieces
2 carrots, sliced and chopped
1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
Course sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
First mix the greens, olive and lemon juice. Massage with hands for about 2 minutes until the kale starts to become soft.
Add the rest of the ingredients, and using hands again, massage the entire salad for another 2 minutes.
Serve right away, or chill in fridge until ready to eat.