this is an old stand-by summer time meal salad, it’s mostly raw with a few quick cooked components. it also happens the be the first thing i ever cooked for my gentleman friend, so there you go, ROMANCE.
it’s pretty filling, has a lot of flavour and it’s EASY. which is what i need, because the past few days have been absolutely bananas.
first there was the 22L of soup i made mid week, followed by my band’s tape release on friday, followed by my roommate’s champagne birthday.
hey, it’s our little tape! it’s a split with our raddest pals, Movieland.
for katie’s bday cake i essentially made a giant raspberry chocolate ice cream sandwich.
OK BACK TO SALAD NOW. this makes atleast 4 servings.
if i’ve never talked about massaging kale before, here i go. anytime i’m using raw kale in a recipe (like this) i like to use massaged kale because it’s easier to digest and gives it a milder flavour. take the stems off, cut it up a bit and then take a section and massage it. you can actually massage it with your fingers, or be lazy like me and just roll it into a ball in between my hands until it looks darker and a bit wilted. you’ll be able to see the difference.
check it out! raw kale VS massaged kale
3 green onions, sliced
a big handful (50g) pea shoots, chopped roughly into 1 inch pieces
1/4 long cucumber, cut lengthwise then in thin slices
a big handful flat leaf parsley, roughly chopped
a big handful cilantro, roughly chopped
1 bunch kale, chopped and massaged
1 avocado, diced
2 cups salad mix (arugula and the likes)
1/4 c. toasted sunflower seeds
Combine all in a large bowl!
1/2 head of broccoli, stems diced and cut into small florets
2 good seitan sausages, cut lengthwise then sliced
coconut oil for frying
sautee broccoli in coconut oil with a pinch of salt until slightly browned and it just turns bright green. put aside in a bowl. in the same pan, brown sausage, adding more coconut oil if needed. cool sightly and add to salad.
the zest and juice of 1 lime
1/3 c. tahini
2 cloves garlic, finely grated
3 inch piece of ginger, peeled and finely grated
2 tbsp bragg’s
1 tbsp sesame oil
1 tbsp chili paste
mix it all and thin with water as needed (it’ll depend on the type of tahini you have). toss with salad! eat!
Nummy, boyfriend liked it too when i threw on some chicken.