Well! Something amazing happened! I asked for salad suggestions on one of my posts recently, and a couple of people sent me some great ideas. Crystal wrote first, and told me about a raw kale salad that she makes. I thought it sounded really good... but Mr. Vegan Eats & Treats isn't really onboard with the Kale Train... so I was reluctant. But, I asked nicely, and he agreed to give it a shot.
Guess what?? He loved it! And so did I! So exciting! I feel like this opens up a whole new world of delicious and nutritious salads for us to explore.
Following Crystal's semi-recipe: I used a big bunch of kale, tomatoes, arugula, cucumber, toasted almonds, quinoa, grated carrots, and avocado. My friend Sophia gave me the tip to use part of my avocado in the dressing, and the other part in chunks for the salad. This was really awesome, because it made everything a little creamier. For the dressing I used a combo of fresh squeezed citrus (lemon, lime and orange), a little big of flax oil, the aforementioned avocado, a generous dump of ground cumin, red wine vinegar, salt & pepper).
It was such a great dinner and I can't wait to make more raw kale salads.