kale salad with homemade dressing


I am obsessed with this kale salad. This week alone David and I have devoured tons of kale.  This salad is so good that as we wait for the main dish to prepare we snack on the bowl of salad, stealing a leaf here and there until dinnertime.  At the kitchen table, we pile the dark, leafy greens onto our plates and savor the flavors. Yes, we need to curb our excess binging on this salad but overall it is full of yummy green nutrients and a raw diet delight. And, I am happy this is our new snack instead of those pesky potato chips that seem to find their way into our cupboard. As I plop one leaf into my mouth at a time, I imagine preparing this treat for friends and families and contemplate when I could host my next dinner party to showcase this dish…

1 bunch of Kale

1/3 cup Olive Oil

Juice from 1 Lemon

4 garlic cloves diced

1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/3 cup of toasts bread crumbs (I use panko)

parmaggiano romano cheese

To Make:  Toss the oil, lemon juice, and spices in to a large bowl.  Tear the kale leaves off the stem, discard the stem, wash and toss into the bowl of dressing. Toss the salad together so that everything is evenly covered.  Let kale and dressing sit at room room temperature for 10-30 minutes. In a small frying pan, add the garlic cloves, and 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil over low heat and saute until lightly browned and then add the bread crumbs and stir in until toasted. Once bread crumbs are a little brown (toasted) looking, toss into salad and mix together. Finally shake your desired amount of cheese onto salad and serve. Voila! AMAZING.

4 thoughts on “kale salad with homemade dressing”

  1. […] This week I have been SO hungry!  I have just eaten through our pantry and refrigerator all day long.  Perhaps it is a growing week for the baby or perhaps it is just me being a fatty-pants but my hunger has been insatiable. I just finished dinner and seriously could eat an entire bowl of macaroni and cheese if it were offered. Part of me even wants to beg David to make it now as I write this! I am starting my 37 week this week and have so far gained 33 pounds. It took awhile to get to a place where I just accepted the rising number on the scale but  I am here now!  That being said, I did feel it was important for us to make a healthy dinner choice tonight after my week of binging of salty and sweet treats.  So we cooked up a quick and easy teriyaki baked salmon with our favorite kale salad. […]

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