I think I’ve been eating more kale in the last month than I have in my entire life.
I really thought that I didn’t like the stuff. Honestly, I did.
The thing is you see, I was wrong!
The more I eat kale, the more I realize that I like it. I think I can even say I’m addicted to it now.
Lucky for you, I didn’t share ALL my kale salad recipes. If I had done that, I probably would’ve had to rename this place…
But I’m thinking there are probably a lot more people like me out there, who THINK they don’t like kale, but who in fact, just have no idea that they do. So I figured I’d at least share a few of my recipes, in an effort to inspire you guys to try that awesome superfood again, as if for the first time…
This one here I find was particularly tasty and very worthy of sharing.
I guess you pretty much know by now that I like my salad to offer lots of contrast in flavors and textures, and that I’m a huge fan of adding a hint of sweetness by incorporating all kinds of fruits. This one here is no exception.
You get creaminess from the avocados, some kind of nuttiness from the chickpeas, a nice little peppery zing from the radishes, sweetness from the apples and raisins, a little bit of a bite thanks to the addition of walnuts, and of course, one can’t forget the hearty crunch of the kale.
As for the dressing, it brings out notes of spicy cumin, sweet vanilla, tangy ginger and pungent garlic.
All that mixed together makes for a definite winning combination.
One that certainly helped me make friends again with the poor, underestimated and under appreciated leafy green that is kale.
Dare give it another try?