When we were visiting my sister last week, Matt stopped at a local market and picked up a pint of delicious kale salad. I usually don’t buy kale salad since it always has some type of ingredient (dried fruit, walnuts, onions, garlic, avocado etc.) that I can’t eat. The one he had, though, was simple and so delicious. I am not sure that I re-created it exactly, but I think it is pretty close. This salad is a great option instead of serving a lettuce salad.
Simple Kale Salad
Prep Time: 5 – 7 minutes
Cook Time: none
Servings: 4 – 6
- 8 cups of chopped kale ( I took a short cut and used the pre-cut/washed organic kale greens from whole foods)
- 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tbsp. lemon juice
- 2 tbsp. white wine vinegar
- 1 tsp. chili powder
- 1/2 cup (6 tbsp.) roasted/unsalted sunflower seeds
- 1/2 tsp. salt and pepper
- Wash and pat dry kale and cut into bit sized pieces. Remove the stems if you desire (I like them so skip that step).
- Steam your kale (I used a microwavable steaming bowl from Tupperware), for 1 – 2 minutes. The kale should still be crisp, but should be bright green.
- Place kale in a large bowl with a cover and cool for a minute or so.
- In a mason jar or small bowl, whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, vinegar, chili powder, salt and pepper.
- Pour dressing over kale and add sesame seeds.
- Place cover on bowl and shake well to combine.
You can eat immediately, but if you wait a few hours for the flavors to meld, it is even better!