Minty Kale Salad, perfect for July summers
Cooking Tool of the Month – Blender
How’s it going blissies? I’m cat and dog-sitting this week and boy are they a handful! Two cats and two dogs. I couldn’t imagine having this many pets. They are super sweet and cuddly, but it’s hard work having animals.
I ate out a lot last week and weekend so today I was really wanting something light, healthy, and raw. Did you get to try some delish food this weekend? I opted for a massaged kale salad for lunch. Using a Magic Bullet I made a quick mint tahini dressing to massage into the kale. Threw in what veggies and fruit were in the fridge and I had lunch in under 10 minutes.
What’s your favorite quick salad combo? Do you make your own salad dressings?
When I’m making dressings I pretty much just wing it. So the measurements below are estimates. Feel free to add a little of this or that to get a flavor that you like. You want the dressing on the creamy side to coat the kale.
Minty Kale Salad
1 small bunch kale, washed and leaves torn off stem into small pieces
1 cup diced tomato
1/2 cup sliced red pepper
1/2 cup chopped mango
Handful fresh mint
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon water
2 teaspoons tahini
1/2 teaspoon maple syrup
Dash sea salt
Dash smoked paprika
Dash red pepper flakes
Blend dressing ingredients until well combined using a blender. Place kale in a large bowl and pour dressing on top. Massage with your hands for about 5 minutes. Toss the rest of salad ingredients with kale and serve.
This recipe has been entered into the Wellness Weekend at Diet, Desserts, and Dogs! Check out all the great recipes!