Thursday, August 22, 2013
Raw Kale Salad
The dilemma is this: so much good produce, but not enough meals in the day to eat it all! Every time I open the fridge, I see cucumbers everywhere and my little garden is pushing out the tomatoes like a well-oiled machine. Unfortunately, that's the only thing thriving...Apparently I have sad soil. Time to do some rehab on that. I've heard that urine is actually a good fertilizer, but I haven't made that leap yet. Would have been perfect to start yesterday when the toilet was clogged :)
I do have a big 'ol garbage can filled with compost, so I'm hopeful!
Any ideas on using up loads of cucumbers? I really enjoy them, but need more inspiration and exciting recipes!
This raw kale salad is modified from my delightful kale chips. If you haven't tried them, I'd recommend them. Highly. Plus, one jar of tahini will last through two batches of kale chips and one salad using not one or two, but three bags of kale! Now that's some serious kale consumption!
This tastes a little nutty and a little herbalicious! If you have fresh herbs, feel free to use them, just triple the amount (or more, if you have one of those green thumbs).
1/2 cup tahini, roasted, salt-free
Small handful fresh parsley, finely chopped
1/4 cup cold water
Juice from 1 lemon
2 tablespoons Bragg liquid aminos
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 large cucumber, roughly chopped (I like the long skinny English-style)
4 cups tightly packed kale with stems removed and torn into bite-sized pieces
1 large tomato, chopped
In a large bowl, whisk together the tahini, parsley, water, lemon juice, liquid aminos, thyme, oregano, and basil. Work in the cucumber and kale with your hands, massaging until the kale begins to wilt.
Top with chopped tomato and serve.
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