Rating4.2/5 (from 5 ratings)4.2
Yield1 if you're hungry and have an hour or so to devote to chewing
1 bunch kale of choice (I like dino, cause it's so bumpy), cleaned & destemmed
1 avocado, squished
1 teaspoon himalayan sea salt, finely ground/powdered (I do mine in a mortar & pestle)
1 box organic raisins, the little box, like you get for your kid's lunchbox
½ lemon (mmmmm, meyer lemons rock), juiced
1 tablespoon agave, raw honey, or sweetener of choice
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon curry powder
1 teaspoon ginger powder
1 big handful green or napa cabbage, shredded
1 carrots, shredded
½ golden beet (doesn't bleed on everything!), shredded
1 green onions, sliced
2 tablespoon pine nuts
First pull the kale off the stems, wash it really well (I buy organic stuff that occasionally comes with bonus bugs… bleh…) and chiffonade it. Chiffonade, isn’t that a fun word? Here’s how you do it: take several kale leaves, bunch ‘em up in the smallest, scrunchiest ball you can, hold it all together with one hand and make veeeeery thin slices with a sharp knife. Or, if you want to be precise about it, stack the leaves flat on top of each other, roll them up into a neat little cylinder and slice thinly. Either way you end up with very thin, ribbony stuff. Me, I prefer the down & dirty scrunch method. Put your leaves in a gallon sized ziplock bag. Add the avocado – just squish it right out of the skin into the bag – and the salt, lemon juice, sweetener of choice, garlic, curry & ginger powders. Seal the bag with some air in it and shake it up to evenly coat everything, then open the bag a teeny bit, squeeze all the air out and reseal it. Now you can massage your kale without getting your hands all oogy. I know. I’m a genius, right?
Put everything else in another container. Take it to work or on a picnic or to the beach with you, along with the bag of squishy kale. When you’re ready to assemble, throw the veggies in the kale bag, seal it back up with some air in it and shake-shake-shake to mix everything up. Put it in a bowl and eat it. It’s magically delicious!
Jenergy's ThoughtsBy jenergy
Makes your mouth freak out with happiness! I threw this together in the morning and took it to work with me, then assembled it at lunch time. Took me an hour to eat it, but I finished it all. And then I was full for HOURS. As with all my recipes, measurements are completely fabricated after the fact… I make food using the “dump & taste” method. Feel free to adjust accordingly. ;o)
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