Sunday, May 23, 2010

All Hail the Kale

I've always wanted to love kale but we've never really met under the right circumstances. It's just so darn large and leafy (and boring). Steamed kale is chewy. Raw kale is awkward. What's an amateur health nut to do?

Cut the kale into friendly, bite-sized pieces, of course! Think coleslaw - thin strips of green goodness without the mayo. I tossed in some black-eyed peas (the food) and parmesan cheese (cut into small chunks) to add texture and protein. A lemon vinaigrette was just the tang it needed (1/4 c lemon juice, 1/2 t salt, 1/4 t pepper - whisk in 1/2 c olive oil). I'm obsessed with my new creation and pretty excited to have found a way to love me some kale!


  1. I've tried to like kale since it's so good for you but I've never succeeded. Maybe I'll give this a shot.