The Raw Cooked Vegan

Monday, July 4, 2011

Raw Kale Salad

Simple, raw and delicious. Kale is super healthy for you. One cup of chopped kale contains 33 calories. It's abundant in vitamins A, C and K. It's also a good source of calcium, magnesium and potassium.

I buy organic Lacinato Kale. Its long, dark green leaves are very wrinkly so I like to wash it submerged in a large Tupperware tub. I just use water and a little baking soda, then rinse them good.

Raw Kale Salad

1 bunch of Lacinato kale (about 15 leaves)
2 TBS sweet red onion, chopped
3 TBS raw sliced almonds
3 TBS extra virgin olive oil
2 TBS fresh squeezed lemon juice
Fresh sea salt and ground pepper

Wash and dry kale leaves. Take 2 or 3 leaves at a time and roll up lengthwise. Slice leaves across thinly. Then chop a little more. Transfer chopped kale to large bowl. Add chopped onions.

In a lidded jar, combine olive oil, lemon juice and salt and pepper. Shake vigorously and pour over kale. Mix with your clean hands, massaging oil into leaves. Sprinkle with chopped almonds.

This is so good. My absolute favorite superfood!

Lacinato Kale

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