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7.31.2011

Kale Salad

Yes this stuff is good for you but did you know it tastes good too?  All you have to do is put on some oils and lots and lots of garlic powder.  You are going to want to plant some kale next year after you taste this salad.  My 8 year old acctually beggs for this salad.......what!  This recipe comes from my dear friend Carol, thanks Carol for passing this along to us. 


This is my kale in the summer garden.

Blue Ridge Kale

Russian Kale

Gather you ingredients:
     * a bunch of Kale (I prefer the Blue Ridge Kale for this salad, but I am showing both types of kale in the instructions)
     * 3 Tablespoons of olive oil (or more according to your taste)
     * 2 Tablespoons of Garlic powder (or more)
     * a bunch chives all chopped up
     * juice from one lemon
   Optional ingredients
     *chopped walnuts or almonds
     *chopped bell peppers
     *manderin oranges
     *shredded carrots
     *random veggies from your refrigerator.

First you have to prepare your kale.  You are going to rip the leaf off the hard middle stem. 



Make a nice pile and chop, chop, chop until you have fine bite sized pieces.


Discard the stems.
I am using both types of kale for this salad

Chop up your other ingredients into bite sized pieces and add this to the kale in a large salad bowl.

Add your olive oil, lemon juice, and garlic powder then toss, toss, toss until it is combine well. 

This salad does very well made fresh or made the day before and stored in the refrigerator.  Get creative with it, add something sweet and sour.  It is virtually carb-free. 

2 comments:

  1. Wow! What a great idea! I'll have to try it!
    (tee-hee!)

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  2. I'm going to have to try this when I can add some stuff back into my diet. I know kale is super good for you and has so many vitamins! :)

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