Just a little play on words for you today 🙂 So, if you remember from my last post about kale, I was never a fan & my Pescatarian buddy badgered me into giving it another chance & VOILA, whattaya know, it was really really good!
So I gave it another whirl & messed around with the dressing, and I have to say, it is really scrumptious & just feels so healthy going down my gullet. I literally feel like I’m zinging around after I eat this salad. And the other cool thing is that it is a great make-ahead dish, (and leftover dish,) because the dressing won’t wilt the kale. Bonus!
What did I put in there?
Dino / Lacinto Kale
Red Onion, chopped
Persian Cucumber, sliced or diced
Baby Bottle Yellow & Red Tomatoes (I’ve also used grape tomatoes, too) cut in half
Red Pepper, chopped
How did I make the dressing?
I got out my mini food processor &
squeezed 1.5 – 2 lemons
1/4 cup or so of Tahini
1 – 2 cloves of pressed garlic
Fresh ground black pepper
a little olive oil, like 1 – 2 tbsp
and a little bit of water to thin it out
I massaged the dressing into the kale, (I told this to my bestie & she chuckled at the image of me giving produce a massage.) It really is just working the dressing into the kale by gently pressing/ rubbing it into the leaves. Also, I think it’s worth it to note that about 95% of my ingredients are organic, (the raisins were not organic, nor was the tahini – at least it didn’t say so on the bottle.)
Consider me converted! I now really like Kale & I love this salad.