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VeganMoFoV [2]: Kale Salads for All! – swell

VeganMoFoV [2]: Kale Salads for All!

SuperGreen Cranberry Orange Salad
Cooked Green Salad Dinner
Marinated Kale Salad
Beet, Yam and Kale Salad Bowl
Blueberry and Peach Kale Salad

While my camera continues to be out on loan, I am relying on old posts to continue the MoFo spirit…I just can’t let myself post without a picture, it seems.

It’s no secret that I’m a fan of kale, if you’ve been reading this blog or eaten with me on a semi-regular basis.  And while this topic of kale-love is no stranger to MoFo bloggers (in fact, the ideas was triggered by part of today’s post on the Bakery Manis blog…Aloha!), I thought it was a good way to remind myself that I need to eat more kale these days.  Lucky for this gal, I brought home a gorgeous bunch of local, organic kale from the co-op today.

So without further ado, I give you links to my kale-related recipes (all salads, save one, though a search for kale on this site yields a lot more visuals of my favorite leafy green).  Shameless self-promotion?  I hope not; I like to think of it as shameless kale-promotion.

Fruited Cabbage Kale Salad with Tahini Garlic Dressing The one that started it all!  My simplified take on the Ecopolitan Purple Kale Salad (before I worked there and found out how much more complicated their dressing is than my own).  Particularly for lovers of garlicky dressings, this salad pairs the bitterness of raw kale with sweet kiwifruit, juicy tomatoes, and flavorful raisins.

Marinated Kale Salad A simple, adaptable raw kale salad (this one without onions and garlic, for the raw allium-fearful among you) that I made for a special dinner.

SuperGreen Cranberry Orange Salad Perfect for the cranberry and/or holiday season!  This salad pairs kale and microgreens with the zesty traditional combination of cranberries and oranges and is then topped with balsamic reduction.  I made it several times last year, including for our now annual Lesbian Friendsgiving Potluck Dinner.

Sauteed Greens with Garlic and Balsamic The simplest, tastiest way I make sauteed greens (of any kind) at home, since I always, barring an act of G-d, have garlic and balsamic on hand.

Beet, Yam and Kale Salad Combining raw, marinated kale with the earthy sweetness of roasted beets and yams, this is a great way to get some delightful root veggie nutrients with your iron-rich leafy green friend.

Blueberry and Peach Kale Salad If you’re lucky, you still have access to fresh blueberries (though I’m betting some thawed frozen ones would still taste good) to go along with the end-of-summer stonefruit bounty.  Then you can fix yourself this tasty kale salad, coated in a creamy, spicy, lime-y cashew dressing.

Summer Grain Salad with Greens and Mustard-Wine Dressing The name says it all, though why I called this summery I’m not entirely sure, since I think it could be eaten at any time of year!  And an excuse to have a nice glass of wine with dinner sits pretty well with me, too.

What is your favorite way to eat kale?

20 Responses to “VeganMoFoV [2]: Kale Salads for All!”

  1. Carrie says:

    All of those look delicious!

  2. Lovely kale round-up!

    Like you, I prefer citrus with kale salads, but avocado works really well for a dressing as well.
    This is a good recipe: http://tastespace.wordpress.com/2011/02/17/creamy-raw-kale-salad-with-avocado-apple-and-beet/

    Kale also keeps its shape well and is great in soups. Have you ever tried caldo verde?

    This is also a great warm dish with kale: http://tastespace.wordpress.com/2011/08/10/creamy-cashew-kale-and-chickpeas/

  3. veganlisa says:

    Bookmarked – I’m so glad you share my kale love!

  4. Ashlae says:

    I’ve never had a kale salad – but I must try one now! Cannot wait to try some of your recipes.

    • A-K says:

      Kale salads are so great… the variety is almost infinite! I hope it spurs you to make up your own (or seek out some of the other amazing recipes online!).

  5. Jenny says:

    Lately, I’ve been trying to not eat a salad or wrap unless kale is in it. Great post with yummy sounding recipes to mix things up.

  6. kittee says:

    I love kale in smoothies and in chip form! But really I’d eat it any ol’ way. I slip it into dazee’s diet by missing it in with his noochy noodles!. Just before draining the pasta, I dump the kale strips in then, quickly drain.


  7. celine says:

    I can’t get enough of kale salad. little white balsamic vinegar, little olive oil, little nooch and garlic, salt and pepper if needed, sometimes a little ginger and red pepper flakes and POOF, I’m in magi-kale wonderland. hi AK!

  8. Amanda says:

    I’m a kale salad fanatic! My husband and I eat it several times a week. We do raw kale, shrooms, avocado, and make a simple dressing. Yours all sound wonderful! I’m getting hungry!

  9. Courtney says:

    I love kale any old way…in smoothies, salads, steamed, in chip form, in soup…give me kale, and I’ll eat it! I have a huge bunch from the farmers market in my fridge right now. Kale salad tomorrow night in this crazy heat we are having!


  10. amey says:

    whoa! major kaleage here! I really love kale, though I usually just steam it and eat it plain. So boring. Part of that is because my bf doesn’t like kale, so I’m usually just making it as a side dish for myself. But I also really love kale in soups and sauteed with garlic, naturally!

  11. Jes says:

    Oh my goodness, my Google Reader stopped importing your blog. I thought you’d just disappeared but then I saw you comment on someone else’s blog and holy heck, you are here! I have to much to catch up on; missed reading your posts so much!!!

    As for the kale salads, yes! Yum!

  12. Micah says:

    A-K, I am so glad that you’re doing MoFo! the blueberry-peach kale salad sounds heartachingly good.

    my favorite thing to do with kale is make cheesy kale chips with a nutritional yeast&tamari sauce.

    What a magical kale post!

  13. andrea devon says:

    a-k! i am happy that my post inspired you to create this compendium of kale recipes! I am happy that I was able to catch up on my favorite blogs during my lunch break and find the link! thanks for the love! my new thing is kale chips, I am looking for the perfect oven-baked recipe! aloha, a

  14. Caitlin says:

    I just made kale salad tonight with dinner. Ours was kale cut into ribbons, a shredded chioggia beet (so pretty), and tahini-lime-tamari sauce. So simple but so awesome. Now that I’ve figured out how to make raw kale salads I have almost stopped cooking it. Almost.

  15. Mo says:

    I don’t understand how a salad can be that beautiful. Gorgeous!

  16. I love kale salad! Your’s looks tasty

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