20 January 2011

recipe: massaged kale salad with quinoa, cherries, almonds, and feta

Massaged Kale Salad with Quinoa, Cherries, Almonds, and Feta
This simple dish highlights fresh produce and can be easily made vegan by omitting the feta.

Serves 4-6

1 bunch of kale, cut or torn into small pieces
1 teaspoon salt
2-3 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup cooked quinoa
1 cup fresh cherries, pitted and coarsely chopped (if not in season, substitute unsweetened dried cherries)
1/2 cup toasted almonds, chopped
1/4 cup feta, crumbled (optional)
freshly ground black pepper

Combine the kale, salt, olive oil, and lemon juice in a bowl. Massage the kale with your hands and observe how it begins to darken in color and become more “cooked” in texture. Do this for about 5 minutes or until it is a texture you like. Mix in the quinoa, cherries, and almonds. Top with feta.

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