Sophisticated Savories

Sophisticated Savories

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Quick, healthy, patriotic and fresh kale salad

Patriotic... Happy 4th, America!!

Quick, healthy, patriotic and fresh kale salad:

1 Bunch Kale - remove ribs and chop into bite-sized pieces
Chopped carrots
Pomegranate seeds
Roasted Almonds
Fresh Cilantro
Lemon Juice
Pinch of cayenne pepper
Himalayan sea salt - to taste
Hemp seeds
Chia seeds
Extra Virgin Olive Oil

I tend to allow my kale to marinade in a mixture of lemon juice and extra-virgin olive oil for at least 2 hours before serving (even overnight!) Why? Since kale is unpalatable and bitter when consumed by its lonesome, it must be paired with two key ingredients. One - the acid in the lemon help to break the earthy, bitter-taste down. Two - the extra-virgin olive oil is absorbed into the kale leaves, permeating the greens with a softer, Mediterranean-flare. For a more patriotic and healthy twist, add chopped carrots, blueberries, pomegranate seeds, roasted almonds, cilantro, pinch of cayenne, hemp seeds, chia seeds and Himalayan sea salt.

Work with the sweet/savory flavors. You may also add strawberries, avocados and drizzle with balsamic vinegar.


Thank you to the men and women who have served, continue to serve, and will serve our country. God bless y'all and thank you for your selfless hearts.

Love y'all dearly! 

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