Monday, January 24, 2011

Recipe: Asian Kale Salad

Today I have a recipe that we created out of inspiration. We recently went to our local organic market and purchased a raw kale salad from their deli. We enjoyed it so much, we decided to make our own at home, but with a bit of an Asian flare for variety. And here it is:

This salad is a great way to introduce raw kale into your diet. Kale is full of good stuff, like Vitamins A,C, and K, as well as fibre, antioxidants, calcium, and iron. It is widely available during the winter months, making it a great alternative to lettuce. It tastes great, and is wonderful in soups, pastas, and pretty much anything else you want to add greens to. Here is the recipe for our salad (sorry, I didn't really measure everything, just taste it as you go and adjust as needed):

Asian Kale Salad
serves 2

4-5 stalks kale, rinsed and torn into bite sized pieces
1/2 avocado, chopped
1 tomato, chopped (canned or fresh)
1/4 red onion, finely sliced
handful pumpkin or sunflower seeds
half of a handful of sesame seeds

3 tbsp olive oil
1.5 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
1/2 tsp sesame oil

Toss all ingredients together and let marinate for about 10 minutes. 



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