Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Addictive Kale Salad

Some may think this title oxymoronic.  I was just talking with a girlfriend the other day that admonished kale to be the most difficult vegetable to like.  So, I told her about this salad.  I like to call it the I'll-convert-you-to-kale-salad or the you'll-want-this-for-lunch-everyday-salad.

Epicurous calls it Kale Salad with Dates, Parmesan and Almonds.  But don't be fooled by the name. It will change the way you lunch.  Or at least, it has for me. I was introduced to this at a family gathering this summer and have been making a version of it ever since.

Recipe: Addictive Kale Salad
juice of 1/2 a lemon
half a shallot diced
teaspoon of honey
pinch of salt
pinch of red pepper flakes 
2 bunches of kale, stems removed and then shredded or finely chopped (I also like to use baby kale like above)
2 tablespoons of olive oil
handful almonds chopped 
about 5-8 pitted dates chopped 
shaved parmesan to taste

Whisk together juice, shallot, honey, salt and pepper flakes in a bowl.  Add kale and toss.  Let sit while you prepare other ingredients.  Then mix in oil and top with the almonds, dates and shaved parmesan.  

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