Kale Salad Recipe
Transform kale leaves with this versatile technique. This green salad has flavor, color, and crunch. Massaging the kale with lemon juice and olive oil tenderizes the leaves and balances the bitter green flavor.
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Serve with a piece of hearty bread, cooked quinoa, or a poached egg for a light summer dinner.
For Kale Salad:
- 1 head of kale (curly is our favorite for this salad), leaves trimmed and stems discarded
- 1 avocado, diced and tossed with a little lemon or lime juice to prevent browning
- ½ T. Olive Oil
- Juice of ½ a lemon
- 1 cup shelled edamame, gently steamed or defrosted.
- Red pepper flakes
- Sesame seeds, preferably toasted
For Yogurt Drizzle:
- 2 T Whole milk yogurt
- 1 T fresh dill
- 1 clove garlic, pressed and finely chopped
- 1 T lemon juice
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Tear the leaves of kale into bite size pieces (or chiffonade the leaves for a pretty presentation). Drizzle the olive oil and lemon juice and gently massage into the kale, until the leaves have a shiny/translucent appearance.
- Toss the massaged kale, avocado and edamame together. Season with salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes, to taste.
- Whisk the yogurt, dill, garlic lemon juice, salt and pepper together and drizzle over the top, just before serving. Sprinkle sesame seeds on top. Enjoy!
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Loni has a culinary certificate from the Cambridge School of Culinary Arts, as well as a B.S. in Nutrition from Boston University. When she isn’t cooking with Leah, she is changing the lives of young cooks at Future Chefs and Beaver Country Day Camp.
Leah is a graduate student of Boston University, working on her M.S. in Dietetics with the Dietetic Internship. In addition to training for the Boston Marathon, she is also teaching fitness classes at the Cambridge Athletic Club.
How did Loni and Leah meet? Loni and Leah volunteered together in a six-week Cooking Matters class. They connected right away over delicious food and pink wine. They currently teach a series of healthy cooking classes at the Boston Center for Adult Education, which have been featured in the Boston Globe’s “Weekend to Do List.” You can find their recipes on the Boston Center for Adult Education’s blog and in the American Dietetic Association’s Eat Right Newsletter.
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