For the Love of Kale

10 Jul


Over the last year or so I’ve been hearing and reading a lot about kale and its nutritional goodness in blogs, on TV, in magazines, everywhere really. So, a few months ago Nick and I were at one of our favorite local restaurants and decided to try their kale salad and it was delicious! The salad included kale tossed in a sweet and tangy tamarind plum dressing, topped with roasted sweet corn, avocado and mango. Since then we have been on a bit of a kale kick and I have been looking for new simple yet yummy salad recipes like this one. It’s easy to make and sounds good! Do you like kale? If so, do you have any recipes to share?

1 bunch dinosaur/lacinato kale
1 lemon, juiced
1½ tbsp. olive oil
½ clove garlic, minced
¼ tsp. red pepper flakes
Salt and pepper, to taste
Toasted pepitas, avocado, gluten-free breadcrumbs (optional)


1. Wash kale and remove stalks. Slice thinly and place in a large bowl.

2. In a separate bowl, whisk together lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, and red pepper flakes. Season with salt and pepper.

3. With clean hands, massage dressing into kale for several minutes until leaves soften. Let sit for 5 minutes to soak up the flavors.

4. Top with toasted pepitas, avocado, and gluten-free breadcrumbs, if you so choose.

(Recipe and image via Daily Candy)


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