Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Recipe to get your greens!

I am not a big kale eater, but this recipe changed my mind. Kale is so easy to grow, lasts well after the first frost & keeps producing more leaves from the same plant.


2 Bunches of curly or dinosaur kale, stems removed
¼ c pine nuts
1/3 c kalamata olives, sliced (I used raisins instead)
1 red bell pepper
2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 Tbsp lemon juice
¾ tsp sea salt
fresh ground black pepper
Stack 2 or 3 leaves of kale & roll tightly. Cut the kale into thin strips. Repeat with remaining leaves of kale. Add ¼ tsp of the sea salt & massage kale well for several minutes. Add lemon juice, olive oil, remaining sea salt & black pepper & toss well with hands, working the dressing into the greens. Gently toss in olives, red bell pepper & pine nuts. Allow to stand 15 minutes before serving.
Note: golden raisins can be used instead of olives.

1 comment:

Country Girl said...

I have never grown Kale either but I would like to this summer. Thanks for the recipe.