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Baby Kale Salad

Tuesday, 30 January 2018 16:09:22 -0800
Baby kale is available in most grocery stores, typically sold in 14 oz. plastic boxes, pre-washed and ready to roll. Very handy stuff!

Here it's used sort of halfway between salad and slaw primarily because the small leaves are hard to slice into shreds. The dressing is slaw-like though and of course could be used with other leafy vegetables to good effect. Baby kale combines quite tastily with arugula, romaine lettuce, well, you name it, there are many excellent ways to go.

Ingredients:

  • baby kale 14 oz
  • small peppers, red, yellow, orange 4 or 5
  • red onion, sliced 1/4-1/2 onion
  • apple cider vinegar 2½ oz
  • lemon juice 1½ oz
  • lemon zest 1/2 tsp
  • garlic, chopped fine 1 tsp
  • marjoram, fresh 1 tbsp
  • green onion, sliced fine 1 tbsp
  • salt 1/2 tsp
  • pepper 1/4 tsp
  • 5-spice-powder 1/8 tsp
  • molasses 2 tsp
  • maple syrup 2 tsp
  • olive oil 1 oz
Vegetables:
  1. Put kale in large bowl. Check kale for old leaves past their prime and discard.
  2. Clean peppers and slice into strips. Cut onion into strips. Put in bowl with kale.
Dressing:
  1. Put lemon juice and vinegar in a small bowl. Add molasses and some of the maple syrup, stir until thoroughly dissolved in lemon/vinegar. Taste for sweetness, add more molasses/maple syrup to adjust.
  2. Add seasonings, zest, marjoram, green onion to dressing, stir then add olive oil and whisk vigorously to emulsify.
Finishing:
  1. Pour dressing over vegetables in bowl, mix thoroughly.
  2. Optimum flavor will develop if salad stands for 1/2 hour or so before serving. Stir once or twice to make sure all are exposed to the dressing.
categories: vegetables, salads

About Thinair Recipes

Recipes developed specifically for low-sodium diets—so easy to use! Here's a quick guide. Ingredients are in boxes:

  • garlic, chopped 3 cloves

Recipes can have several ingredient boxes showing stuff needed for numbered step-by-step instrucions:

  1. Saute garlic in oil until soft.
  2. Add chicken stock to pan...

Not too complicated!

BTW when "salt" is an ingredient, it refers to KCl or "salt substitute", not NaCl in any form! Ask your doctor if that's OK, KCl may not be healthy for some people.