Thursday, August 6, 2015

Kale Salads

So I had this salad at Zupas once and completely fell in love with it... I make it at least once a week.

I've never really written down a recipe for a salad before so I'll just list the ingredients and you can adjust how much you want to put in. Let's call it a matter of personal taste instead of my laziness mmkay?

*Sweet Vinaigrette of some kind (basic recipe below)
*Kale (any kind curly/ not red/ green mix it up)
*Grapes (I normally use red, but this time green was cheaper...)
*Quinoa, cooked
*Dried Cherries
*Optional Parmesan cheese (just don't use the powdered green can stuff)

4 tablespoons white wine vinegar
2 tablespoons peeled fresh garlic
8 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups extra-virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
Freshly ground black pepper
Sugar to taste (arround 1/2 cup)

Mix together in a blender.

 Toss everything together. If I'm feeling extra fancy I'll cut the grapes in half.

Also on a side note, if your kale is more tough than tender massage the heck out of it before you throw the salad together. It's tough it can take it but it'll soften it up and make it nicer to eat.

Mango Variation:
*Same vinaigrette
*Fresh mango cubed
*Dried Cherries

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