Thursday, January 13, 2011


Trust me on this one. This is REALLY good. I mean REALLY good. Ron ate half the bowl last night. He looked like Popeye...remember him? Ron also thought my picture of the salad looked like a Christmas tree, funny Popeye :)

It only has six ingredients, really quick to make, you make it ahead of time, and it is really healthy.

Start with curly Kale. I think you can buy it all cleaned and chopped at Trader Joes but I bought mine at Tri County Produce.

Chop it up.
Toss with the dressing and chill it for 4 hours or overnight. Ron liked the taste after about six hours and I liked it the next day. Go figure.........either way, this is a great dish. Serve it with Teriaki Chicken and a side of rice.

                                                               SESAME KALE SALAD

2 cups of chopped kale leaves (remove the tough stems and ribs)
2 large roasted piquillo peppers or roasted red bell peppers, cut into thin bite-sized strips ( I used 1 jar Trader Joes Roasted Red Peppers)
3 TBSP. toasted sesame seeds (buy the jars with them already toasted)
1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
2 TBSP. toasted sesame oil
2 TBSP. soy sauce

In a small bowl, whisk together the sesame oil, soy sauce and vinegar until completely emulsified. Set aside at room temperature.

In a larger mixing bowl, place kale and pepper strips. Drizzle in dressing and mix the greens and dressing thoroughly. Sprinkle with the sesame seeds and mix until evenly distributed. Cover bowl with plastic wrap. Chill for 4 hours to overnight.

Yeah...I know Popeye ate spinach, but greens are greens.


Tastylandsb said...

Ron is hilarious!!! It does kind of look like a Christmas tree!! xxx

Lexi said...

Yeah, I does. He is pretty funny:)