The "queen of greens" is nutritious and delicious. We'll admit, there is sometimes nothing we like better than having kale for dinner (seriously). It can be as easy as chopping it up and frying it on a little bit of olive oil, and maybe serving it with a little couscous and a couple of raviolis.
The nutritional benefit of kale is endless. It is low in calories and has zero fat. It is high in fiber, iron (kale has more iron than beef), vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, calcium, folate and magnesium. It is a strong antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and detox food.
Today, we bring you a delicious raw kale salad that is easy to put together. We're not sure where it came from (it was a handwritten copy in one of our recipe books at home), but it has been around a while and we can personally attest to its great taste!
Raw Kale Salad
2 - 4 cups of kale, finely chopped
1/2 cup nuts, coarsely chopped (we use hazelnuts or almonds)
1/2 cup dried fruit: raisins, dried cranberries, or dried apricots
1 or 2 grated carrots
1 clove of garlic, minced
juice of 1 orange
1/4 cup of sesame oil
1/4 cup of olive oil
2 Tbsp vinegar
1 Tbsp pickled plum sauce (umeboshi paste - you can get this at an Asian food store, specialty grocer, or even on Amazon)
Mix together and refrigerate