Thursday, October 4, 2012


OK.  This might sound a bit crazy, but I am obsessed with this salad!  I have been wanting to eat more fresh greens and this salad is all about the kale.  Fresh kale!  And no, it is not at all bitter!  It is simple, clean, and goes with anything.  I am already sure I will be making this for my lunches next week.

By cutting the kale into fine ribbons and drizzling a delicious dressing on top, the bitterness disappears and you get a wonderful fresh flavor.  The dressing will save nicely in the fridge - just let it return to room temperature before using.  If you keep a container of parmesan already grated, you can toss it in an instant and enjoy!  If you are at all hesitant to try kale, give this salad a chance!  I bet it will open your eyes to one of natures best super-foods!


1 bunch of kale leaves
1/3 C olive oil
4 garlic cloves, finely minced
4 Tbsp cooking sherry
1/2 tsp salt
1 C freshly grated parmesan


  1. Remove the kale leaves from the stem.  Stack them together and sliver them into thin ribbons.  Place slivered kale into a large bowl.
  2. In a small saucepan, heat the oil over medium heat.  Add the garlic and cook, stirring frequently for about 2 minutes.  Add the salt and sherry and stir until the sherry begins to sizzle vigorously, about 1 minute.  Let cool a few minutes.
  3. Pour the dressing over the kale and toss to evenly coat.  Serve with parmesan sprinkled on top.

Adapted from Family Fun 10/2012


  1. This sounds like a great idea! And healthy too! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday!

  2. I keep finding recipes for Kale, and they all look so yummy. I've never cooked with Kale, but I now need to try. I'm pinning this recipe to save and share!

  3. I am one of those people that's a little hesitant to try kale. actually because I used to work at a zoo and we fed the gazelles kale so I never thought it would taste good to people too. but this dressing looks super easy and tasty I think you might have inspired me to try it!