Monday, August 3, 2015

Super Healthy Kale Salad

One of my obsessions this summer has been kale salad.
This recipe is a combination of a few recipes that have been posted on-line, with a few of my own variations. It's just a basic kale salad, but oh so yummy!
First, wash and remove the tough stems from a bunch of organic kale. Cut that bunch up into shreds of approximately 1/4 to 1/2 of an inch wide.
Next comes the spa treatment, kale loves to be massaged with olive oil! Pour about 1 to 2 tablespoons of olive oil onto the kale. Then stick you hands in and massage away, you will almost immediately see the kale softening up and tenderizing.

Next chop up a bit of red pepper, red onion, parsley if you have it.

I also added chopped walnuts and a bit of goat cheese. Here is where you can pretty much add whatever veggies or nuts or cheese you would like.

And to really kick up the antioxidants add some
yummy blueberries.
Lastly mix up the dressing:
3-4 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 cup of rice vinegar
1 teaspoon or so honey
freshly ground black pepper, to taste
pink himalayan salt, to taste
Whip that goodness all together and pour over the salad.
Now I must say that all of these measurements are pretty much open ended, you can add or subtract amounts and ingredients to suit your personal taste.
I think that the little bit of sweetness with adding the honey and using rice vinegar makes the whole salad and also adding goat cheese give it a bit of creaminess that is unexpected.
I neglected to take a final picture since we were too busy eating!

But here is a picture of a happy baby instead!

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