My new favorite vegetable is KALE! I’ve been eating mostly whole foods for the last six months, and kale was something new to my diet. A cruciferous vegetable, it’s said to be one of the healthiest veggies around. It’s low in saturated fat and cholesterol, and also a good source of fiber, protein, vitamins K, A and C. Kale has anti-inflammatory properties and helps fight many types of cancer! This recipe serves two but I make it and eat the whole thing for lunch. You can also make it with the dressing and store it in the fridge, as kale stands up to salad dressing and does not get soggy like lettuce.
4 cups thinly sliced kale, spine removed
Lime juice from half a lime
2 t olive or grape seed oil
1/2 t cayenne pepper
dash of sea salt
12 grape tomatoes, halved
1/2 avocado, cut into chunks
1/2 cup sliced english cucumber
2 tablespoons bacon bits
1 tablespoon crumbled feta cheese
Put kale in large bowl and squeeze lime juice over top. Sprinkle with olive oil, cayenne and salt; toss to combine.
Add remaining ingredients, toss and serve! Can be made one day ahead. Leave out the bacon bits for a meatless Monday dinner.
Fat 17.7 g Cholesterol 17.6mg Sodium 461.4 mg Potassium 832.9 mg
Total Carbohydrate 23.2 g Dietary Fiber7.8 g Sugars 5.2 g Protein 10.9 g
- Kale for all seasons (winterbounty.wordpress.com)
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- Baby Greens Salad With Goji Berry Vinaigrette (vijuvenate.com)
What time did you say lunch would be ready?
I know -right? Next time your here, I will make it for you 🙂
I’m with you Ruth… let’s have Tracy make it for us!
I’m telling ya, I made it for lunch for the third day in a row and I thought, WOW! I could take a picture and blog about it! I wasn’t even thinking about that, I’m just so addicted to this recipe. And Candace, come on. This is the easiest recipe ever.
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You should be eating kale daily! Learn to love it
This looks wonderful Tracy and I’m looking forward to trying it. I too have recently discovered kale, and my first kale attempt was making roasted kale chips. Really tasty & wondering why I never tried it before. Can’t wait to try this receipe!
Sue, if you’re into kale, you’re going to love this. Let me know if you make it and what you think.
Sounds delicious! I have company coming next week and will make this for lunch or dinner! Thanks girlfriend!
I am finding that there are many different types and tastes of kale; the pre-cut in the bag is very tender and works well. The stuff at farmer’s market can be very crunchy and maybe even bitter, so take a little bite of it to see if it’s to your taste. Dannise, let me know what you think!