Strawberry Kale Salad2013-05-10
- Servings : 2-3
- Prep Time : 10m
The organic strawberries were on sale and the dino kale was looking delicious, as always, so I had to throw this together. It cost me around $5 for two big servings. Which, of course, I ate both of immediately.
I never was a real believer in massaging kale, but I did it this time and honestly, it made a huge difference. So please everyone, massage your kale. After chopping it up, just rub the leaves together until they soften and turn a darker green. Plus it reduces some of the bitterness. It was well worth the 60 seconds it took. And speaking of chopping kale, I found an awesome video online showing the easiest way to do it.
Finally, the dressing I threw together works well, but feel free to make up your own. Salad dressings are easier than you think to make, so have fun!
- 8 Stalks of Dino Kale, De-stemmed and Chopped (your average run-of-the-mill kale works too!)
- 1 Cup of Sliced Strawberries
- 1/4 Cup Crushed Almonds (slivers or slices work well too)
- 1 Teaspoon of Olive Oil
- 1 Teaspoon of Lemon Juice (fresh, if possible)
- 1 Teaspoon of Soy Sauce
- 1/4 Teaspoon of Balsamic Vinaigrette
- 1 Pinch of Pepper
- 1 Pinch of Salt
- 1 Pinch of Oregano
- 1 Pinch of Sage
- 1 Pinch of Thyme
Chop and massage the kale, and add it to a big bowl with the almonds and strawberries.
In a smaller bowl, whisk the rest of the ingredients, add to the salad, and toss.