This garlicky kale salad recipe is an easy non-traditional way to eat this wonderful green. It is not cooked. Instead, it is marinated using just the right seasonings. It is a very easy recipe.
This salad is going to be a favorite. I have placed it on the table at parties and observed people fighting over the remaining morsels. Kale is a darker leaf filled with beta-carotene, which is converted by the body to vitamin A. It also provides cancer protection and strengthens the immune system.
2 bunches of organic kale
¼ cup of olive oil
4 tbsp. nutritional yeast
6 cloves of crushed garlic (or more)
2 tsp. Braggs Liquid Aminos®,tamari sauce, or soy sauce (to taste)
½ tsp. roasted sesame oil
If you want to eliminate the appearance of the garlic, blend garlic and oil in a blender or food processor.
Braggs Liquid Aminos® is a healthier version of soy sauce. It contains naturally occurring proteins and sodium and can be purchased at a natural foods store.
Soak kale for 15 minutes in large bowl of water with a cap full of vinegar. Rinse thoroughly. In a food processor or with a knife, shred kale finely and put in a very large bowl for mixing and tossing. Make a well in the middle of the kale by spreading kale to the sides of the bowl.
In a measuring cup, mix all ingredients: olive oil, nutritional yeast, garlic, and the Braggs Liquid Aminos®. Mix well until mixture has a paste consistency.
Pour half of the mixture into the well. Pour the rest of the mixture over the kale moving it with a spoon while pouring.
With two large spoons toss the kale until it is covered with the mixture. Adjust seasoning with nutritional yeast and Braggs.
Drizzle with sesame oil. Mix well.
Let rest for at least one hour. Toss and serve. Serves 8 to 10.
· Nutritional yeast is a non-leavening yeast that is high in iron and B vitamins, with a nutty, cheesy flavor. A great cheese taste without fat.
· High fiber & nutrient-rich.