We're eating a lot of kale around here... thought I'd share my favorite way to eat my greens right now. This version is adapted from a Food52 recipe. (if you don't know about Food 52 it's a great resource, check it out)
(and the image above is from a book by a favorite artist, Collect Raindrops by Nikki McClure)
I could have titled this piece "Massage your Kale" because that's what makes this work, Erin showed us this technique a while back in a post here, but it totally bears repeating and if you haven't try it yet, do it!
Anyway, it's super easy, I think about it as a three ingredient salad. Basically kale, or whatever other greens you have lying around (or if you are a little low on greens go forage for some dandelion to add to the mix.) Add a cubed and roasted orange (or yellow) vegetable like squash or sweet potato- I used butternut squash. Then add the nuts of your choice. I had walnuts for this but pecans, almonds or whatever you've got will work.
1 large bunch of kale (or other greens)
1 Butternut squash (or sweet potato)
1 Cup of nuts
Balsamic vinegar (or any other vinegar)
One small shallot (or half of a large one, you could also use red onion)
One egg white
Pinch of sugar
Pinch of salt
Salt and pepper to taste
1. Peel, cube and then roast squash, 15-20 min
2. Toss nuts in one egg white, with a pinch cayenne (or other seasoning of choice) a pinch of sugar and a pinch of salt. (You could also skip the egg step but it gives the nuts a nice crunchy coating.)
3. Roast nuts for about 6-8min checking every couple minutes after that. (I always burn the nuts/)
4. Wash and chop one large bunch of kale into shreds or bite size pieces.
5. Add 2TBS balsamic vinegar (or any other kind) into kale with about half of a finely chopped shallot. Massage the kale and shallot mixture with your hands a bit until it gets well coated and starts to wilt.
6. Toss in squash and nuts with about 2 tbpn olive oil and salt and pepper to taste.
This was so delicious I only remembered to take a pic after we'd devoured most of it!
Now go- eat more kale!