Kale and Carrot Salad

I love trying new salads. Lucky for me New Seasons is on my way home from work. Even though I like to make my own food, I have stopped on more than one occasion to pick up a pint of New Season’s Kale and carrot salad.  It is really good. And given all the food books I’ve been reading lately that tell me to eat more “greens” (more on that in a later blog!) this Kale salad is perfect. 

Kale

Kale

Here is my version:

INGREDIENTS
Kale
1-2 carrots, grated
1/2 cup of sunflower seeds
1-2 gloves of garlic, minced
Salt and pepper to taste
1/4 tsp of cumin
1 tsp of fresh ginger, grated
2 tbsp of Bragg liquid aminos or soy sauce
2 tbsp rice wine vinegar
2 tbsp sesame oil

METHOD:
Wash the kale and remove and discard the tough center stalks. Chop the leaves into long narrow strips. (Think cutting cabbage for coleslaw). You can eat Kale un-cooked but it can be pretty chewy. I lightly steam mine for 3-4 minutes then plunge it into cold water. This helps to keep the green color and prevent further cooking.

In a large bowl mix the cooked, and now cooled, kale with grated carrots and sunflowers. In a glass jar with a lid mix the dressing ingredients, give it a good shake and then pour over the kale. That’s it! Pretty simple, very tasty and good for you too. 

We had this last night with wild rice, falafel with tahini sauce. I hope we have enough for leftovers….

Comments
  • Karey

    This is my absolute favorite salad at New Seasons! I have been wanting to make it at home, thanks for the recipe, I’ll try it tonight!!

  • EnnEll

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE this salad. I didn’t know where to find it because it always comes as a donation during the day at the battered women’s shelter where I work graveyard.
    Now if you can replicate the recipe for the tofu, carrot and radiatori pasta salad they also donate to us, I would be in heaven!
    Thanks so much for this!

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