I went to the grocery. Exciting, huh?
Actually, most of the time, I do enjoy going to the grocery. It must be in my blood as my grandfather and uncle were both grocers.
For me shopping is always a bit like a treasure hunt in the quest to discover something new to try.
This time I found baby kale leaves. I’ve tried the big ones but these are much easier to use because you just open the plastic container.
Did you know that a kale serving of two cups has 2g of fiber and 3g of protein?
Since many veggies don’t have protein, I now see why kale is touted as a healthy food. And baby kale is good.
It also keeps well even if it has salad dressing on it as it doesn’t wilt overnight if kept in the fridge.
Last night I was invited to a friend’s house for an impromptu dinner as we both had yet to compare notes on our kid’s graduations.
Needless to say we ran out of time yakking and still have a lot of ground to cover.
But we were busy eating and sipping wine in between all that yakking. And a good meal it was.
She made artichokes and a grilled red meat trout and I brought this summer kale salad invention.
Next time you want a simple meal keep it in mind. Just make sure you have someone to yak with.
In my opinion, yakking always makes the food taste better.
Other Kale Salads
This simple kale salad is the perfect summer kale salad! Made with fresh cherries and an easy kale dressing, this salad can be made as a side dish or top with chicken or shrimp or grilled fish for a hearty meal.
1 T balsamic vinegar
1 T raspberry vinegar
1 1/2 t honey
3 T olive oil
Salt and fresh pepper to taste
1/2 t rosemary or mint
2 finely chopped green onions
10 pitted and sliced fresh cherries
1/4 c cubed or crumbled feta cheese
1/4 c sliced or chopped almonds
4 c baby kale
In a small measuring cup, whisk together both vinegars, mustard and honey.
Whisk in olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
Assemble salad ingredients in a bowl.
Toss salad with about 2 T of dressing to start. Add more if you like it heavy with dressing.
Crumbled goat cheese or Boursin cheese is a great substitute for feta.
Sliced fresh apples, grapes, apricots, raspberries, etc. will also work in place of cherries.
Sherry vinegar is a great vinegar to try also, but you may need to add more honey because it tends to be tart.
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