Kale Slaw

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kale slaw

And …now we’re back.  No, I haven’t been away… what I mean is…now we’re back to another healthy recipe.  Healthy recipes have been away for a bit…while I’ve been posting recipes with cream, butter, cheese…..fat…carbs…

you know…the good stuff.

Ingredients which caused a bit of a stir with a good friend of mine (ahem Malcolm)…about posting a few recipes lately that would most assuredly not be categorized as “healthy”in life.   Malcolm never goes off the wagon.  Ever.  He eats healthy every single day of his life…ever the athlete (champion athlete I might add) in training.  He’s very disciplined that way.  I have to say…Malcolm is one of the most fun people to share a meal with, as he loves good wholesome foods, and he’s a really good cook.  He has introduced me to so many delicious healthy foods – that I wasn’t all that in love with in the past.  Such as beets.  I love beets now.  I eat them almost every day.  He also introduced me to kale….which took some getting used to.

kale slaw

This is a tasty Kale Slaw (yes kale can be tasty) ….that packs a lot of flavor, crunch and nutrition.  It’s also ever-so-slightly addicting.

kale slaw

You’ll find some of the same ingredients here that you’d find in a Chinese chicken salad. The vegetables are tossed is a light, delicious, oriental vinaigrette. I typically serve this Kale Slaw as a side with grilled fish or chicken. I hope you enjoy!

~ Deb

Kale Slaw

Yield: 4 servings

Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 bunch Lacinato kale, shredded
  • 2 cups Napa cabbage, shredded
  • 3/4 cup red pepper, sliced thin
  • 3/4 cup carrot, peeled and grated
  • 3 green onions, finely chopped (both white & light green parts)
  • 1/2 bunch fresh mint, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup roasted almonds, coarsely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds
For the vinaigrette
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
  • 4 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1 inch piece ginger, grated
  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Add the chopped kale, cabbage, scallions, mint, and almonds to a large bowl and set aside.
  2. In a small bowl add the honey, sesame oil, rice wine vinegar, ginger and garlic and mix well.
  3. Pour the vinaigrette over the kale mixture, add the sesame seeds, and toss well.
Kale is high in iron, fiber, calcium (good for strong teeth and bones), Vitamin A (good for vision and skin), Vitamin C (protects immune system), and powerful antioxidants (which help protect against various cancers). Kale is a great anti-inflammatory food (which helps fight against autoimmune disorders). Kale also offers cardio support and can help lower cholesterol levels.

One Response to “Kale Slaw”

  1. Leslie — February 4, 2013 @ 4:58 am (#)

    Hi, Your kale slaw looks so good. Kale is a wonderful superfood and I try to eat it a few times a week. I’ll look forward to trying your recipe!

    leslie

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