Tag Archives: salad

Spicy Kale Salad w/Toasted Pecans

12 Oct

kale salad - purple kale chopped

We’re loving kale salads these days, so I’m always on trying to come up with new ways to “dress” the healthy greens.  I recently came up with a simple dressing that worked very well.  I added some toasted pecans in the salad, since they were so nice in the “Red (Purple) Salad” I’ve made before.  I think the pecans add a nice earthy flavor as well as texture, and complements the heat from the serrano chili.  The salad pairs well with meat, such as a pork chop, but it’s also great on its own.  It keeps well and tasted great the next day, too!

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Red (Purple) Salad

10 Aug

Red salad - ingredients

Having been inspired by Jo Robinson’s book, in which we learned that purple vegetables are great for you, I have been compulsively buying purple/red vegetables when they look good at the super market or, even better, at the local farmers’ market on the weekends.  Last night, I made a refreshing and summery salad from red cabbage, red kale, red onions, basil and toasted pecans dressed in a lemon tahini dressing.  The recipe yields quite a lot of salad, but trust me, you will eat it, it is so light and delicious!  The salad will keep for a day or two in an airtight container.

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