Monday, December 26, 2011

Cook: Healthy and Delicious Kale Salad

 This is one of our favorite new salads!  It is healthy and delicious!   J found this recipe online and it is apparently one of from Dr. Andrew Weil's True Food Kitchen.   Kale is among the most nutrient-dense commonly eaten vegetables. One cup provides 1,327 percent of the daily value for vitamin K, 192 percent of DV for vitamin A, and 88 percent for Vitamin C!

  • 4-6 cups Kale, loosely packed, sliced leaves with midribs removed (you can get pre cut, prepped kale available in bags by the salad section of the supermarket)
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 3-4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, mashed
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • hot red pepper flakes to taste
  • 2/3 cup grated Pecorino Toscano cheese (or you can use Parmesan)
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs (we use Italian seasoned bread crumbs)
  1. Whisk together the lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper, and a generous pinch (or more to taste) of hot red pepper flakes
  2. Pour over kale in serving bowl, toss well
  3. Add 2/3 of cheese and toss well
  4. Let Kale sit for at least 5 minutes. 
  5. Add bread crumbs, toss again, and top with remaining cheese
Wishing everyone a delicious and healthy holiday season!!! xo, FJLA

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