When I went to the farmer’s market on Saturday for all those yummy hot dog veggies, I made sure to pick up a head of kale as well, and am now on day 5 of this kale salad for lunch. Of course, it isn’t the only thing I’ve been eating for lunch–I’ve tried to mix it up a bit and have a poached egg and toast, leftovers, or my personal fav, a small bean/cheese quesodilla on the side. But after an entire week, and really almost a month, of crazy non-stop eating out, my body was ready for a nutritional punch!
When I first started getting kale in the csa box, I had absolutely no idea what to do with it. If we made soup, I’d throw a little in there or most of the time, I simply whipped up a batch of kale chips. Eating it raw never crossed my mind, probably because I thought it would taste awful!
Then, on a recent visit back home, I somehow ended up at the food court in Whole Food’s and decided to try their kale salad. The salad was really simple, just kale, feta cheese, lemon, and olive oil, but man, was it ever good. When I cut kale, I usually chop into normal size lettuce pieces, but their kale was chopped really finely, and I think that really helped mask some of the bitterness of the kale.
So, like usual, I was inspired to recreate my own version of their salad, so I could enjoy it here in SLO too. I hope you love it as much as I do, though I do understand if eating for lunch every single day might just seem a tad bit excessive for you!
Oh, and the serving size for this salad is 2–I like to make enough for 2 days of lunch, so I have no excuses not to eat it, and because I always seems to grab way too much kale to chop!
Lemony Kale Salad
3 cups raw kale, finely chopped
1/4 cup mediterranean feta cheese
1/4 cup sliced almonds
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon honey
Salt, to taste
Pepper, to taste
Combine kale, feta cheese, and almonds in a large bowl.
To make the dressing, mix together olive oil, lemon juice and honey and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Pour dressing over the kale, toss well, and enjoy!
Time: 10 minutes