Kale Salad with Roasted Beets

Why should we think salad is a summer dish? Think again. Yeah sure lettuces are not a winter seasonal vegetable but there are so many alternatives during the cold months it’s crazy not seek them out and eat them! Chards and Kales are power punches of nutrient rich goodness.

Because Kale has dense course leaves I have since learned the trick to eating raw kale was to massage the Kale. While cleaning and rinsing your Kale leaves massage them, crinkle and gently squeeze them, they’re tough and can take it. You’ll soon notice them darken slightly and feel them soften in you hands. Their texture changes and renders them entirely tender and palatable to eat raw.

I roasted off some golden beets – one hour in the oven unpeeled, ends cut. Cool, then peel and cut into cubes.

I toasted some Walnuts in a skillet adding in a bit of (real) maple syrup -Pecans are good too.

I sliced up a beautiful Radish, and after plating, sprinkled on some goat cheese.

Lastly  a maple syrup balsamic vinaigrette.

 

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