Admit it. I had you at massaged.. didn't I ?
You are probably thinking that I've lost my mind. Or that I typed it wrong. But the truth is... massaging it is exactly how you make this delicious salad!
Let's start at the beginning.
Scott and I happened to come across a restaurant one day while house hunting.. True Food Kitchen.
It is a restaurant based on the anti- inflammatory diet by Dr Andrew Weil MD.
The drinks are all amazing.. Kale- aid is my fav.... They have all sorts of crazy drink options, made with fresh juice, both alcoholic and non- alcoholic.
Trust me, friends... if you were to come visit me out here, this is the first place I will take you... I promise !
Scott bought me the cookbook and I have made a few recipes from it ( on a side note, I am so happy to be settled and have the time to cook again... this past year has been nothing short of crazy! )
One of my favorite recipes from the cookbook is the kale salad ( which is served on the side of many entrees)
This is my version of it.. tweaked just a little bit. You can find the original on the web if you google it. ( otherwise I couldn't share the recipe here)
~juice of 1 lemon
~ about 1/4 cup olive oil
~ about a teaspoon of Dijon mustard
~ 1-2 garlic cloves... depending on how much garlic you like
~1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese ( plus a little extra for curls on top)
~1/4 cup dried cranberries
~ 1/4 cup slivered almonds ( not pictured.. it was an after-thought... but a very good one ;)
~ sea salt and pepper
next tear up of cut your kale leaves into bite- sized pieces, adding them directly over dressing.
next, top with the cheese, cranberries & almonds.
cover and refrigerate until ready to eat. , Toss right before serving.
I like to make this a few hours in advance.... in fact it's one of those salads that is just as good the next day!
you can have fun with the toppings here, too... last week I made it with blue cheese, dried cherries and candied walnuts....
I encourage you to try this... it's a healthy, impressive easy one - dish wonder!