This is a quick, easy and delicious salad. I first saw this prepared at a raw foods class given by Dr. Ariel Policano and have been enjoying it ever since.
A small portion of the salad is a great side, but it is also filling enough to serve as a stand-alone meal.
1 head kale, shredded
1 cup tomato, chopped
2 tablespoon grapeseed or olive oil
1 tablespoon lemon juice
celtic sea salt, to taste
½ teaspoon cayenne
In mixing bowl, toss all ingredients together. Mush everything together (with hands) to created marinated/wilted effect on kale. This makes it much tastier and easier to digest.
This was pretty good, and fun to play with my food! It lacked depth, though, so I threw in a handful of raisins and some red onions which helped it alot. Good base recipe to play with to suit your own palate, as above, with red bells, mushrooms, etc.
Had this tonight. Hubby (non-RAW) and son (90% RAW) absolutely loved it. I (high RAW) only liked it. Should have added more lemon juice. Did add sweet corn cut off the cob, extra tomato, and chives. I think it will grow on me
Yummy! :o) even the hubby loved it!
Yup, can't beat a kale salad. This basic recipe is delish... I sometimes add chipotle, and hemp seeds.
I loved this! Thanks jsorensens2 for the tip on the 10 min. massage I have tried to make this type of salad before and didn't like it because the the toughness of the kale but after massaging for 10 min it is almost like creamed spinach consistency. yum
Well this was my first experience with Kale (other than a salad I bought at a health food store which was 'eh'). I loved it so I made another batch right on the spot. The first batch I did exactly as the recipe said (except the hubby loves pine nuts so I added some of those). The second batch was a little different (I'm still learning so if any of this isn't raw SORRY!) I did the base recipe but replaced cayenne with a fresh Thai Chili Pepper minced up nicely, and garlic and sesame seeds. It was excellent! I will be taking it to work tomorrow for lunch! Thanks!!
This looks great. Can't wait to try this.
I made this last night and ate the whole thing!!! TY!!!!
I love kale and can't wait to try this recipe!!
Massage the kale for a long time - 10 minutes - to break down the fibers and make it nice and soft. I massage it for 5 minutes with just the olive oil, then add the avocado and massage that in for the last 5 minutes, then top with my favorite veggies: tomatoes, marinated mushrooms, chopped red onion, etc. It tastes really good and will fill you up! Also it keeps in the frig for a couple of days I have found out. Skip the cayenne completely if you don't like heat - it doesn't need it, but for spice lovers throw it in.
Well this looks delicious.
As close to a raw food contest as the mainstream media will probably ever get - but you should check it out:
This is a veggie recipe contest and this month it's is all about Salads. Ends on the 30th. People can win a signed copy of a Cat Cora book and a chance to dine in one of her restaurants... if you're into that kind of thing :)
More details on the main Chef to the Rescue site: http://cheftotherescue.msn.com/?cn=rc
Just thought I'd share and encourage raw folks to represent :)
This is absolutely divine! I substituted the cayanne for some other spices. This is going right in my recipe box. Thanks!
This has become a new favorite. I'm thrilled that it also passed the picky children taste test. It's delicious.
Wow this salad is awesome. I just made this tonight and am eating it while I type this :) It is truly amazing. I cannot believe how totally delicious and simple this is. Thanks for this recipe!
welovepandas: A head is basically a bunch (the quantity that my local grocery store sells in).
whoops! typed too fast *dinner, LOL
Yum...can't wait to try this. This might be dinenr tonight!
Wow! Your on a roll chefraw16!!!!!!!
a great kale salad....some nama,some olive oil,some lemon juice,five-spice powder to make the dressing..pour over kale and let marinate for a couple of hrs at room temp..as long as it is not to hot...before serving add some cucumbers,bell,sprouts,green onion or whatever your heart desires!!!!! Some marinated mushrooms and onions..........
better without the lemon juice!!!! and tons of cayenne
How much is a head of kale?
I've made this a few times and love it. Easy to make variations, too! Today I added rainbow kale, lettuce, red bell pepper instead of tomato (none ripe yet), cucumber, shredded zucchini, and hemp seed for an awesome dinner salad.
We added more liquid (olive oil & lemon juice) and enjoyed it a day later.
I made it here it is, I made this years ago , actually, I eat few greens if any these days. I am not sure how to post pics here but here is the URL
Very satisfying, loved it.
pearlap: yes, the avocado gets all mushed up; no chunks at all.
i made this but found the avocado taste too overpowering :( maybe thats just me, otherwise i thought it was pretty good !
From the picture, it looks like the avocado gets completely mushed up - there are no chunks in the salad. Is that correct? This looks great - I bought everything to make it and want to make sure I do it right. Thanks!
Quite true, Pam. The more you mush with your hands, the better the salad is!
Alissa Cohen has one like this. It's really good. You have to really get your hands in there and molest the heck out of that kale!