Basic Kale Salad

Basic Kale Salad

This is a basic kale salad recipe which as a basic can be enjoyed in many ways. It can be an accompaniment to a main meal, a light lunch or bulk it up with potatoes, rice or quinoa.

Here are a few little facts about the marvellous green warrior:

  • Rich in Calcium: 1 portion (80g) of cooked kale contains 120mg!!
  • Great source of folate, the naturally occurring form of folic acid in food. (Folic acid: rich in Vitamin B, supports a healthy functioning immune system)
  • Super high in fibre (keeps you regular!)
  • Rich in the Lutein: for optimal eye health (you’ll have vision like a hawk!)
  • Rich in Vitamin A: good skin and vision
  • More Vitamin C than carrots! (17 times more, gram for gram in fact)
  • Excellent source of Vitamin K: normal blood clotting and maintaining normal bones

This recipe contains lots of healthy plant-based protein, good carbs and healthy fats; it’s absolutely delicious and I hope you enjoy it 🙂

INGREDIENTS:

  • 200g Uncooked Kale
  • 1 Lime
  • 1 Tbsp Tahini
  • 1 Tbsp Tamari (or Soy Sauce)

Recommended extras:

  • roasted and cubed sweet potato, cooked rice or cooked quinoa
  • linseeds, sunflower seeds and/ or pine nuts
  • raisins

METHOD:

  1. In a bowl mix together the juice of the lime, the tahini and tamari. Stir until it makes a paste.
  2. Pour mix over the kale and with hands massage the dressing into the kale until it wilts and is fully covered.
  3. Mix in your extras such as sweet potato, rice or quinoa and top with some seeds and rasins.
  4. Enjoy!

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