Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Garlicky Kale Salad

Garlicky Kale Salad

I am totally addicted to this salad dressing. First time I tasted it was at the Whole Foods Salad bar and ever since then I have been trying to reproduce it at home, but with no luck, until I stumbled across this Garlicky Kale Salad recipe. It is Ammmmazing. I end up eating the whole bowl of kale just by myself.

Then one day I was prepping for a dinner party and most of the guests were PALEO (this is before I became PALEO) some Gluten Free folks and some vegan. A week before the dinner party I had spoken to each of my guests about their diet restrictions and some of their favorite foods. So I knew what each one could or could not eat. But also some of their favorite flavor or food. I had decided to make sure that each person has a dish they would like based on their diet or what they liked. However, I knew that this salad would fit more than one person. I had made everything from a few appetizers, to a few different salad, entrees, and then some two simple. Sometime it can be hard to fit people’s diets but if you talk to people ahead of time it can be simple. Don’t try to complicate things, but if you talk to your guests, and try to make things for them, they feel really appreciated and special.

Everyone has a fabulous time at the dinner party and so was appreciative that I covered each diet. And it was more simple than I thought too. This salad was a huge hit.

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Garlicky Kale Salad

Yield: 4 servings

Total Time: 15 minutes


1 bunch organic raw kale, washed, and dried
2 tbsp tahini
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
2 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp Coconus Aminos (tamari or soy sauce if not PALEO)
4 tbsp nutritional yeast
2 tsp minced garlic (1 – 2 cloves of garlic)
sesame seeds, to taste as garish (optional)


Break or cut kale into bite size pieces after you have washed it and place in a large bowl.

Puree all ingredients except kale and sesame seeds in a blender or food processor.

Pour dressing over kale and mix into the kale and make sure all peices of the kale is coated.

Let the salad sit in the fridge for an hour or so to marinate. You can skip this step if you need to eat right away, but allowing some time to marinate will wilt the kale a bit and make it a little more soft.

Sprinkle on some sesame seeds before serving if so desired.

Adapted from: Eatin Bird Food

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