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Monday, April 20, 2015

Yes, Kale Salad!

Kale is one of my favorite foods.  It has lots of nutritious substances in it.  It is relatively inexpensive.  It is available during much of the year.  I hope it is easy to grow since I want to get some in the ground soon...remembering to think about companion planting when making the garden plan.

In the past I have always eaten cooked kale.  Sauteed with a little olive oil and garlic, what is not to love?  I mean,  garlic and olive oil and almost anything else is fabulous.  Often diced onions are thrown in with the garlic.

WELL, I have learned something new:  kale salad.  The salad can be anything but this is what I have made twice this past week.

Kale Salad

One bunch fresh kale, washed well and stripped from the ribs...this will nearly fill a 3-quart bowl
1 cup store-bought potato salad
1 sweet onion, finely diced
3 Tablespoons smokey horseradish sauce  (because I had it and it was use it or toss it)

That is it:  just four ingredients.  You could add whatever you want to it. I used the potato salad and horseradish sauce as the "dressing" on the salad but you could use anything you wanted to dress it.


Massage the kale for three minutes.  Yep, massage it.  With very clean hands, you are going to eat this after all, gently massage the kale until it is reduced by about one-third.  Set a timer for 3 minutes.  That is probably long enough, though up to 5 minutes would be okay. 

When the kale has been massaged,  add the other ingredients and mix well.  Eat immediately or put in a wide-mouth canning jar, or other glass container in the refrigerator.  It should keep for three days or so.  If you can avoid eating it all instantly.

Even Dear One said it didn't make him want to throw up.  High praise indeed.

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