Thursday, May 17, 2012

Kale Salad with Garlic-Tahini Dressing

This is based on the kale salad at the Whole Foods salad bar. Recipe is for one serving.


raw kale
3 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
1 1/2 tbsp tahini
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp soy sauce, tamari, or Bragg's Liquid Aminos
1 tbsp olive oil, plus a little extra for "massaging" the kale


Combine garlic, tahini, lemon juice, tamari, and olive oil & mix well. It will be fairly thick (much thicker than at the Whole Foods bar). I like it this texture, but if you want it runnier, add some water.

Now you get to get friendly with the kale. Raw kale is a bit fibrous, so it benefits from a little massage. How do I massage kale, you ask? Pretty much like it sounds. Put some olive oil on your hands, grab a fist full of kale leaves, and squeeze, knead, and rub them until they're slightly soft & glistening with oil.

Top with dressing and you're done!