This salad brings out the best in kale, a phytonutrient-rich food that provides more immune-enhancing vitamin C than other leafy greens. Dark green dinosaur (Tuscan) kale is less bitter than its curly-leaf cousin, but either type will work. Crunchy pumpkin seeds serve as more than a garnish—they contain zinc, a mineral that regulates the production of infection-fighting white blood cells.
Recipe Ingredient Details:
1 bunch dinosaur or lacinato kale, stems removed and discarded, leaves thinly sliced
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
juice from 1 lemon
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 medium red onion, halved and thinly sliced
1 ripe avocado, cut into chunks
1/2 cup raw pumpkin seeds
In a large bowl, combine kale, olive oil, lemon juice, and a pinch of sea salt. Massage kale with your hands for a few minutes until it begins to break down and turn bright green.
Add remaining ingredients and season to taste with sea salt and pepper; toss gently to combine. Serve cold or at room temperature.
Recipe Additional Notes:
PER SERVING: 257 cal, 21g fat (12g mono, 5g poly, 4g sat), 0mg chol, 6g protein, 12g carb, 3g fiber, 18mg sodium
Fri, 2012-11-09 17:05