Cosmic Kale Salad

 

Quick Cosmic Kale Salad! 

Kale is the trendy new lettuce replacement that will spice up your dinner delights!

Kale has a stiff consistency so dicing it up finely is the key to great flavor.

The dressing recipe has an oriental zest to it and can be used with different salad mixtures.

The simple use is chopped kale with the dressing and topped with slivered almonds.

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kale bunch

Cutting the spine of the kale is a MUST

the spine is hard and not easy to chew so just cut it out then slice the kale across the leave into tiny pieces.

Kale cut spine off a

1 pound fresh kale Lacinato kale, Tuscan kale or Dinosaur kale

ALWAYS cut off the hard core before dicing. 
Slice the kale into very tiny pieces to make it easy to eat.

Kale dressing ingredients

Dressing 

1/4 cup dried pomegranate or cranberries.  Can use golden raisins
1/3 cupe silvered almonds or pine nuts
1/4 cup Raspberry vinegar
3 TBS lemon olive oil
1 TBS seasoned rice vinegar
2 TBS honey
1/8 tsp salt
1/2 teaspoon seasoned pepper
1 tsp dijon mustard or 1/2 tsp powdered mustard
1 TBS Braggs liquid Aminos
1/2 tsp ginter
1/8 tsp red chili flakes
2 TBS sesame seeds

Whisk the vinegar, olive oil, honey and everything but the cranberries and almonds till blended completely.

Can use a food processor.

Add the pomegranate and let sit for about 30 minutes.

 Add to the kale and let it marinate with the dressing for about 10 minutes before serving.

Top with almonds or pine nuts just before serving.

Kale choppedFor a variation add fresh strawberries and orange slices to the top.

Strawberry Kale saladTommy Bahama up your salad by  adding oriental mushrooms, water chestnuts and fresh edamame.

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What have you topped your kale salads with?

Delight your guest with the trendy new Cosmic Kale Salad and spice up your menus with creative toppings!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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