Monday, July 22, 2013

Quick & Easy Kale Salad

Greens are hands down the healthiest vegetable that you can consume.  I eat large portions of leafy greens daily.  If you don't like salads or sauteed greens, then try putting them in a smoothie.  (Spinach has little to no texture or taste in a smoothie).  I happen to LOVE salads and eat them at least once a day.  This is a quick and easy salad using baby kale and less than 5 ingredients.  It doesn't get any fresher, easier, or healthier.  And did I mention it was a hit with the critics?

Happy Cooking!

Quick and Easy Kale Salad
1/2 container of organic baby kale, found in the grocery store (you can substitute regular kale, and I have on many occasions.  If using regular kale, you must remove the rib that runs through the center of each leaf, then shred using a food processor or your own knife skills.  Baby kale just needs to be chopped up a bit but is much more tender.)
juice of 1/2 lemon
1-2 T extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
1-2 T pine nuts (to taste, but optional)

Start with the kale (if regular kale, ribs and stems removed) and thinly slice the leaves.

Toss it with the lemon juice, olive oil, salt, pepper, parmesan cheese, and pine nuts.  Serve immediately.  Enjoy!!!

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