Thursday, December 16, 2010

Kale, pear, and hazelnut salad with a lemon, ginger, and vanilla dressing

Vanilla in a salad dressing?? What?? YOU NEED TO TRY THIS! It. Is. The. Best.

Red kale! Swanky, I know.

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
juice of 1 lemon 1 t dried lemon
1 T apple cider vinegar
+1 T white vinegar
2 teaspoons agave syrup maple syrup
1 teaspoon fresh ginger juice 1 small know of ginger, grated
a quarter of a teaspoon powdered ginger
a quarter of a teaspoon powdered vanilla 1/2 t vanilla extract
whole sea salt, just enough to taste
white pepper, just enough to taste freshly ground pepper, to taste
1 large bunch of kale, cleaned, stems and tough ribs removed
1/2 large and very firm pear, cleaned, quartered lengthwise, cored and finely sliced (you can use a potato peeler to make really thin slices)
2 handfuls of shelled walnuts roasted hazelnuts, coarsely chopped

Whisk together salad dressing.
Put salad ingredients in a bowl.
Pour dressing on salad and toss.
Self-explanatory? Probably...

1 comment:

  1. Looks good. I eat a lot of kale salads nice to have something new. vanilla is funny but I saw to put some in my green smoothies. its nice