Posts tagged kale
Quinoa, Watermelon, Kale & Feta Salad

A mainstay of the Incan Empire diet since 1200 AD, quinoa looks and cooks like a grain, but botanically speaking is a species related to swiss chard, spinach, and beets. With impressive biodiversity characteristics, exceptional nutritional value, and complete protein composition, quinoa is a tiny superfood. Mild in taste with a delightful texture, quinoa is the perfect protein punch for salads. 

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Kale Salad with Apple, Almond & Tahini Dressing

This mean green kale based recipe could be called "salad with the pomegranate seeds, yogurt and apple." Kale? It is is really little more than a vehicle supporting the crunchy and smooth textures of this lip-smacking powerhouse salad. Cook's secret. The sharp radish is an unexpected character that complements the more mellow apple taste and the tart flavor of the pomegranate seeds, while preventing the whole salad from being overly sweet. Tahini, the sauce that rules this decade, offers a smooth, creamy, nutty way to dress up what might otherwise be an awkward combination of ingredients. This salad is hearty enough to serve alongside a full bodied red wine for a light dinner. 

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Superman Salad

Sometimes the body craves a juicy hand packed cheeseburger with all the fixings. Other times, it is sluggish and needs a detox jumpstart. This Superman Salad is for those in the latter camp, or anyone craving a visually stunning salad that can be made in advance, served to dinner guests, and convince the body it can leap tall buildings in a single bound. In spring, before local soft leafy greens and arugula proliferate, cruciferous vegetables are bountiful. When shredded up, softened with a bit of acid, and tossed with nuts and fruit, these brassicas become salad plate superfood darlings. This is a gorgeous feast for the eyes plate that if any remains, holds up to an overnight in the refrigerator to make a splendid next day lunch. With or without a bit of added protein, this crunchy salad will have you feeling like the most powerful person on earth in record time. 

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Harvest Salad

Perhaps, the greatest harbinger of autumn, however, is America's abundant and precious garnet colored apple crop. Put all these gemstones together, and a nutritionally rich, concentration of harvest wealth appears. Toss together with an oh so slightly sweetened dressing, a handful of chopped nuts for texture variety, and a smooth, creamy goat cheese. In minutes, a salad fit for serving royalty is ready. Build a fire, pour some wine and wrap yourself in a gorgeous WOOL PLAID BLANKET, and eat under a harvest moon filled sky.

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Kale Caesar Salad

So, with a whole lot of inspiration and a bit of improvisation, this kale caesar made it to Weston Table’s recipe collection. Parmesan crisps replace the traditional caesar croutons. Add a bit of roast chicken, or a several pre-cooked shrimp, and this salad is a nutritious, protein packed weeknight meal that can be assembled in under 15 minutes.

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