Saturday, October 9, 2010

Simplified RAW Kale Salad

Simplified RAW Kale Salad
Raw kale and I just go together so well. I absolutely LOVE this stuff. I have simplified my recipe because we make it several times a week. I have been able to get some really nice, fresh kale lately. Also the Roma tomatoes have been fantastic. I decided to make this recipe with the tomatoes on the side and I topped the kale with my home grown lentil sprouts. It was nothing short of spectacular. You'd have to love raw kale to feel the same way, I guess. Our 4 yr old and 6 yr old agree with Mommy; they love it as much as I do.
This is how I have been preparing the kale lately:

Simplified RAW Kale Salad
1 head of kale, fine chopped
2 T First Cold Pressed Olive Oil
1 tsp onion powder
11/2 T Tamari, wheat free
fresh ground black pepper, to taste
2 T raw sesame seeds, white
1 large Roma tomato, sliced into rounds
1/3 C lentil sprouts
Place the chopped kale into a medium mixing bowl. Drizzle kale with the olive oil and massage with your hands for 5 minutes. The kale will reduce in size by half or more. This softens the kale and breaks down the cell walls. Next drizzle the Tamari over the kale, add the onion powder, pepper and sesame seeds. Mix well until fully combined. Taste and add more Tamari if needed.
Arrange the sliced tomatoes on a plate, top with the kale and lentil sprouts. Enjoy!

~JMJ~ Today I am grateful for a wonderful evening out with my husband. We celebrated my birthday a day early and it was very nice.



3 comments:

Mr. H. said...

Happy Birthday! I like your idea of softening the kale. While my wife and I don't mind it the other way the grandson would no doubt prefer if it was a little softer. I hope to try this on him today...how fun.:)

Joanna Steven said...

Yummy! I'm not a big fan of sprouted lentils, but I bet this all came together really well! Isn't kale just lovely? :)

Elizabeth said...

Thanks for posting comments Mr. H and Joanna.
Yes, Kale is amazing...I am hopelessly addicted to raw kale.
Thanks for the Birthday wishes Mr. H!!
Peace & Eat More Raw,
E

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