Kale is part of the cabbage family and it is one of the common green vegetables in Europe. Unlike other cabbages that form a head, the leaves of kale grow in a loose spread at the top of a stem. Kale is being called a nutritional powerhouse as it is low in calorie, high in fiber and has zero fat. It is also rich in iron and calcium, high in Vitamins A, C, and K, and full of antioxidants. Just imagine all the health benefits you can get from eating Kale.
This recipe is a lightly seasoned kale salad. The avocado, olive oil, and salt are rubbed to the kale not only to soften the leaves but also to flavor it. This is a refreshing summer salad which is great to start your meal or paired with your main dish.
• 1 bunch of Dino kale, stemmed then cut into bite-size pieces
• 2 tbsp olive oil
• 1/8 tsp salt
• juice of 1 lemon
• 1 avocado
• 2 tomatoes, diced
• 1 cucumber, diced
• 1 cup hulled sunflower seeds, soaked for an hour then sprouted overnight
• 1/4 cup raisins
This recipe takes about 10 minutes to make. Serves 4 to 5.
Put kale in a salad bowl.
Drizzle olive oil and sprinkle salt.
Using a spoon, scoop avocado flesh out and add to kale.
Using clean hands, massage the kale. Make sure that you mash the avocado.
Add tomatoes, cucumber and half of sunflower sprouts.
Give the salad a good toss.
Top with raisings and more sunflower sprouts.
Ideas And Tips:
Massaging kale for a salad is a technique being done not only to tenderize and flavor the leaves but also to remove some of the bitter taste.
Do not throw the kale stems away. You can use them for your smoothie.
The best thing about this salad is you can use anything you want. You can throw in fresh fruits, goji berries, carrots, zucchini or bell peppers.
Sunflower seeds are already nutritious as they are but sprouting them activates the enzymes which result in a much greater nutritional value. Sprouted sunflower seeds are easier to digest Sunflower sprouts are sweet with a slight crunch. It can be eaten on its own as s snack, used as a garnish or added to salads, sandwiches or smoothies.
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