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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Massaged Kale Salad

I can't believe its December already...where has this year gone? In a month where it seems all you are eating is chocolate, cookies and other tasty but not so healthy things for you, a recipe for a yummy salad is totally called for!
Now massaging kale might sound a little strange...but it really does bring out the mellow flavour of this very good for you green! For this salad I used a mix of green and red leaf kale. Cut the stem and ribbing out only leaving behind the lush green outer leaves. I like to slice the leaves pretty small and place them in a bowl. Drizzle a tiny bit of olive oil and a sprinkle of sea salt and start massaging. You want to rub and massage the leaves until they become a dark green/red and almost take on the consistency of wilted spinach.
This salad can really take on anything...I added some red crispy cabbage and 1 Avocado.
Top with some seeds such as Black sesame, Hemp hearts and even some flax. Top with Goji berries and a Honey Mustard Vinaigrette and you are good to go! I have put the dressed salad in the fridge overnight and found that it kept really well.
Honey Mustard Vinaigrette:
1 Tbsp Good Quality Honey
1 Tsp Grain Mustard
2 Tbsp Olive Oil
1 Tbsp Cider Vinagar
1/2 Lemon Squeezed
1 Clove of Garlic Minced
Salt and Pepper
Whisk together ingredients and add more or less of any ingredients until you achieve a flavour to your liking!

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