Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Massaged Kale Salad????



So if you've taken one of my workshops, tried a recipe from The Vegetarian Mother's Cookbook or have just been following my blog for a while, you know I am a big fan of greens--especially kale. So you can imagine how I excited I was when one of my favorite authors Nava Atlas came out with a new cookbook called Wild About Greens. I have really been enjoying her recipes such as the White Bean and Greens Burgers that were such a hit with my kids, Greens and Polenta Wedges (so quick and easy with precooked polenta!), and tonight's dinner of Sweet Potato and Corn Stew with Hardy Greens . . . but the recipe I really want to try is her Massaged Kale Salad. So what's stopping me, you ask? I don't know. Three times now I have gotten kale with the intention of making it but every time, I end up making one of her cooked kale dishes. I guess I just can't believe that my family will like a raw kale salad. So tell me: have you made massaged kale salad? Or tried it somewhere? How is it? Did you like it? Did your kids like it?

I know I should trust Nava . . . she hasn't steered me wrong yet but I seem to have some kind of a block here . . . help me out!

(Pictured is Nava's Sweet Potato and Corn Stew to which I added black beans, red bell peppers, and zucchini and served over brown rice. YUM!)

6 comments:

Susan said...

We have massaged kale salad around these parts all the time. It's delicious! My son, almost 5, sometimes deigns to eat it, but back when he was in a less picky phase he ate it more often. Or he would eat the plain massaged kale before all the other salad stuff got added in.

Cathe Olson said...

Thanks Susan . . . I am going to try it!

Molly said...

We make a kale slaw (from a hallelujah acres cookbook) and it is incredibly tasty!

Cathe Olson said...

Kale Slaw sounds yummy!

Laundry Chemicals said...

This is utterly delicious. I must make with dinner. Thanks for the recipe...
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