Strawberry Kale Salad

2013-05-10
  • 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!

Ingredients

  • 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

Method

Step 1

Chop and massage the kale, and add it to a big bowl with the almonds and strawberries.

Step 2

In a smaller bowl, whisk the rest of the ingredients, add to the salad, and toss.

 

Jake switched to a plant based diet in 1996 and quickly realized he had no idea how to cook. All these years later and he's still trying to figure it out...

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