What’s Running Lori: Raw Kale Salad
I’m currently lovin’ on kale.
Kale salads just make my day.
Sadly, yes a salad just makes my day.
Loaded with plant protein, full of zesty, mouthwatering flavor, and spiked with nutrients, welcome a little kale into your life. Trust me, it’ll make you feel good. And hopefully just a bit more healthy during the holidays. 😉
In this recipe I’ve added Bragg’s Liquid Aminos. This is a no table salt added flavor enhancer. It’s a liquid protein concentrate that is derived from soybeans and is simply essential and non-essential amino acids.
I add this secret ingredient to everything for two reasons. One, it’s a salt-replacer that you can add to any recipe, as it acts and taste similar to salt as it enhances the flavor of foods. Two, add this to your foods and taste an outrageously wonderful difference. Flavors will pop. Lately I’ve been adding it to all of my meat dishes, veggie scrambles, and salads just to kick them up a notch.
Raw & Basic Kale Salad
- 1 bunch kale (red, lacinato, dino, or any variety)
- 1 tsp Himalayan sea salt
- 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
- 2-3 tbsp olive oil or flax oil
- 1 tsp Bragg’s Amino Liquids
- 1 garlic clove, crushed or diced finely
- 1/8 tsp red pepper flakes
- dash of cayenne pepper
- freshly ground pepper, to taste
Trim the leaves off of the kale stems and rinse thoroughly, discarding the stems (or save them for juicing!). Slice the kale into very thin ribbons, placing kale in a large bowl.
Add the salt to the kale and using your hands, massage the kale until it starts to wilt. This step helps with easier digestion, and ofter texture of kale. Add the remaining ingredients to the kale and toss well.
- sunflower sprouts
- shredded carrots
- cranberries or golden raisins
- red onion, thinly sliced
The possibilities are endless for this salad. You can’t go wrong.
Speaking of kale, anyone else’s garden exploding with kale? So happy!