Thursday, May 15, 2008


Courtesy of Gilad, the Mistress of Sarcasm’s boyfriend, here is a fine recipe for something I would never have thought of in a million years, but which is good...and good for you. Checkit:

Kale and Avocado Salad

One bunch kale
One avocado
Sea salt...about 1-2 tsp
Juice of one lemon
Cayenne pepper

Take the kale and separate the leaves from the stems. Discard the stems...or reserve them for vegetable stock.

Place the leaves in a large bowl and sprinkle with about a teaspoon or two of sea salt. With your hands, mash the leaves and salt together until the leaves are well wilted. Add the flesh from half of the avocado - if you like a more “avocado-ey” salad, add the whole thing - and mash it up with the kale leaves. Add the juice of one lemon and season with cayenne pepper to taste. [Some recipes call for the addition of a couple of diced-up tomatoes. Your call.] Mash it all together and then scrape it into a serving bowl. Delicious!

Kale and Avocado Salad

Kale and Avocado Salad. Mmm-mmmm good.

Kale is one of those scary-looking greens that never appeared on our table when I was growing up...probably because my mother knew it would horrify everyone were she to attempt serving it. But it’s actually quite pleasant, lacking the bitterness that characterizes so many types of greens. This recipe - popular even among Raw Food fanatics - shows it to good advantage.

Good on ya, Gilad. Thanks for sharing. It might even remove the black mark you earned by beating my ass at chess. Three times.


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