Kale sesame salad is a tasty way to eat to your health. Kale, cucumbers, green apples, feta cheese, sesame seeds with a honey vinaigrette all tossed together for deliciousness and healthiness.
The kale is here! Kale can be a take it or leave it green. I will admit my first time I wanted to leave it and I truly didn’t know what to do with it. Craig is a go with the flow person and he even throws kale into his smoothies. Not me, I have decided spinach makes for a good and tasty green smoothie but kale’s flavor and texture is more than I want in a smoothie.
I have experimented with a few kale menus but I think this Kale Sesame Salad is my favorite. I really like the combination of kale, apples, cucumbers, and feta. I especially like it with the honey vinaigrette. The kale sesame salad is quite easy to put together but it does require 30 minutes of down time after massaging the honey vinaigrette into the leaves. It is important to do this to breakdown the fibers in the kale.
There are a lot of healthy benefits with kale but most of them come out if you cook your kale and I don’t think they mean kale chips. The best way to cook kale is to steam it for the most benefits but I have also read by massaging your kale it helps improve the benefits of raw kale. Kale has been linked in anti-oxidants, cancer lower risk benefits, detoxification, anti-inflammatory benefits. There has been some concern about eating too much raw kale affecting the health of your thyroid gland but that is not the food but is related to the mismatch of the kale with certain individuals that have this unique circumstance. Information Source – whfoods.org
Kale Sesame Salad
- 1 bunch curly leaf kale
- 1 cucumber
- 1 apple
- 1/4 cup feta cheese
- 1 TBS sesame
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/2 lemon (juiced)
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp white pepper
- 1/2 tsp dried mustard
- Wash and trim the stems off your kale
- Tear kale into bite size pieces
- Massage 1 to 2 TBS of honey Vinaigrette into the kale
- Let sit in fridge for minimum of 30 minutes up to just before serving
- Peel cucumber and dice into bite size pieces
- Dice apple into same size pieces as the cucumber
- Toss cucumber, apple, and feta cheese in with the kale
- Sprinkle sesame seeds on top
- Serve with more honey vinaigrette as desired
- Add all ingredients into a container
- Whisk together to emulsify
- Shake before serving
Carole from Carole's Chatter says
This is so great. I would love you to stop by Food on Friday: Essentially Raw Treats over at Carole’s Chatter to add this to the recipe collection! Cheers!