Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Lemony Raw Kale Salad with Tomato and Avocado

I know, I know. Raw kale. It sounds weird. But this salad is fresh and amazing - the kale and sunflower seeds make it crunchy, the avocado makes it creamy, and the lemon juice gives it a delicious tartness. SO perfect for summer.

1 large bunch of kale, leaves stripped off the stem and cut into ribbons
1-2 tomatoes, chopped
1 ripe avocado, chopped
a handful or two of toasted sunflower seeds
1-2 lemons, depending on how tart you like it
a sprinkle of salt
olive oil
dulse (dried seaweed), optional

Put the kale ribbons in a big bowl, and squeeze the lemon or two over it. Sprinkle some salt on as well. Then, stick your fingers in and mush the lemon juice into the kale. (Really, mush it!). You'll start to feel the kale wilt, as if it's cooking down - so cool! Once it's "cooked" down enough, drizzle a little olive oil on top and mix that in, too. Then, add the tomatoes, avocado, sunflower seeds, and dulse. Gorgeous and delicious.

1 comment:

Laurel said...

i just made a raw kale salad with sunflower seeds last night!! but i didn't have any avocado on hand...that would have been delicious. i used lemon juice and soy sauce and threw in a handful of beet leaves also (leftover from grilled beets the night before!) and it was super yum. we kind of have a kale problem right now. as in, there's too much of it in the garden and it's threatening to smother the carrots and the turnips. i foresee lots of kale salad in our very near future. note to self, get some avocados pronto.