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!)


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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