Thursday, July 18, 2013

Kale Salad

I never thought I would enjoy eating raw kale so much. This is my go to Kale Salad recipe. Adapted from Healthy Happy Life.

Kale Salad


1 large bunch kale (I prefer dinosaur kale, not the fluffy stuff, but any type works fine) 
2-3 Tbs sunflower seeds
1 apple, chopped
1/2 large avocado, diced (tossed in lemon juice if your not going to eat it right away)
handful of cherry tomatoes
1/2 small sweet or red onion, sliced thin

2 1/2 Tbs Tahini
3 Tbs seasoned rice vinegar
2 tsp apple cider vinegar
2 tsp pure maple syrup


Wash your kale, dry well. Pull the leaves off the thick stems. Then, chop the remaining leaves pretty finely, almost shredded. Discard thick stems. Put the chopped kale in a large mixing bowl.

Whisk the dressing ingredients together until smooth.

Add the dressing to the kale, and massage with your hands for a minute or two. It well help soften the kale. This is optional, if you prefer a more crunchy kale, just mix the dressing in without massaging.

Fold in the sunflower seeds. Add the remaining toppings in a lovely pattern on top. Serve!

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