2.10.2012

Balancing Act

I'm making cupcakes tonight with my friend Jen.

Chocholate cupcakes, with a ball of cookie dough in the middle and chocholate buttercream frosting. Dang right?

And I didn't plan any thing for dinner. Dang again.

Welcome balancing.

Welcome kale.

That's right - its the theme this week. First the kale smoothie and now this kale salad. Delicious, hearty, rustic kale salad. That should balance out the cupcakes right? I hope...

I made this for lunch today with the intention to balance it out what I am guessing will be a not so healthy dinner. I couldn't be more excited to dig in! Its really, really, really, good. Really.

Raw Kale Salad
Printable version
Serves 1 (maybe 2, I eat a lot)
Original Recipe from 101 Cookbooks
What Ya Need:
1 Bunch of Kale, rinsed, stems removed, and leaves cut into strips
Handful of Breadcrumbs, homemade duh - see below
1 Lemon (for the juice) and a Bit of Zest
3 Teaspoons of Good Olive Oil
3-4 Teaspoons Shaved Parmesan Cheese
1 Clove of Garlic, minced
Salt & Pepper

Breadcrumbs
To make these crunchy treats, take a piece of bread and stick it in a blender until chopped up coarse or fine - your pick. In a small frying pan over medium-high heat, combine 1 teaspoon of olive oil and breadcrumbs and cook until golden brown. Season with a bit of s&p for taste.


Assembly!
  • Place strips of kale in a large bowl and set aside.
  • Chop up the garlic really fine and sprinkle with a bit of sea salt. Mash it up with the end of a fork until it turns into a paste-like form.
  • Place garlic in a small bowl with 2 teaspoons of the oil olive, the juice from the whole lemon, a few scraps of zest, 1 teaspoon of cheese and salt and pep and toss/stir/mix to combine
  • Toss the kale with the breadcrumbs and dressing. Top with more cheese and EAT!

This is great on its own, or it can be for 2 as a side dish. Pair with a piece of homemade bread or some grilled chicken and you are good to go. It may not be the best choice for balance with the cheese and bread crumbs, but it will make me feel better.

Now...about those cupcakes...


 Erica

1 comment:

  1. Nice - I Love Kale! I like to saute mine with garlic and olive oil. Yummy!

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