Friday, January 4, 2013

Kale Salad

Kale is a vegetable that seems to be garnering a lot more attention in the last couple of years for its health benefits. We cook it often but never thought of eating it raw as it seemed too tough. My friend Holly introduced me to this simple salad and now we make it regularly.

Chop the kale stems and all and add to a bowl.

 Chop a couple of handfuls of raw almonds and dried dates. Add to the top of the kale.

For the dressing use equal parts freshly squeezed lemon juice and olive oil, then whisk in half the amount of honey. For a small salad I use 1/4 cup lemon juice, 1/4 cup olive oil and 1/8 cup honey.

Pour the dressing on top and enjoy!

Bonus: Since kale is so fibrous the salad works very well as leftovers!

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