all hail!

i worked at planet organic, an organic supermarket, while i was in college. it was a short bus ride from my house and my work as a cashier was pretty easy. i loved working there; lots of great people and an awesome discount on delicious food. hail-to-the-kale salad was always a favourite. i was reintroduced to it by a friend who brought it to a lunch potluck and it made me remember how much i love it. i found the recipe and made a batch last week. mmm...just thinking about it makes me want more. i ate it all week and it got brians stamp of approval. it is super simple to make and lasts in the fridge for days.

Hail-to-the-Kale Salad

  This salad is loaded with crunch. The combination of kale, carrots, cabbage and seeds makes a salad that is audibly delicious. Kale is extremely good for you, but make sure you chop it finely.


1 bunch Kale, chopped 1 bunch
3 cups Carrots, grated 750 ml
1/2 head Purple cabbage, thinly sliced 1/2 head
1/2 cup Tamari pumpkin seeds (see method below) 125 ml
1/2 cup Tamari sunflower seeds (see method below) 125 ml
1/2 cup Flax or hemp oil 125 ml
1/3 cup Bragg Liquid Aminos 80 ml
5 tbsp Balsamic vinegar 75 ml
1 tsp Oregano, dried 5 ml


Wash kale and chop. Be careful to rinse the leaves to remove dirt and grit.

In a cast iron skillet over medium to high heat, stir sunflower and pumpkin seeds. Remove from heat when they’re toasted golden brown. While the skillet is hot, add in a few drops of tamari, which will sear onto the seeds. Remove and let cool.

In a large bowl combine chopped kale, carrots, cabbage and seeds. Set aside.

In a small bowl whisk together oil, Bragg Liquid Aminos, vinegar and oregano and pour over kale mixture. Toss until evenly coated and chill 2 hours before serving. This salad keeps well refrigerated 2-3 days.

Yields 8 - 10 servings.
(found here.)
i didn't use the tamari method for my seeds, just toasted them lightly in the oven with a bit of salt and let them cool. 
not only is this salad super tasty, it is so good for you. kale is a dark leafy green that is packed with vitamins k, c & a, calcium, potassium and lutein. per calorie, it has more iron than beef, more calcium than milk and 10% more vitamin c than spinach. kale is good for your eyes, skin, bones, reduces the risk of heart disease & cancer, aids in weight loss and lowers cholesterol. so all hail the kale! 

1 comment:

  1. Opa Finken LOVED kale, He made it part of the fart fest he, Oma and Tante Gisela used to have in the fall. Well, to the rest of us it sounded like he was saying fart fest. Uncle Hans would know the REAL name...I think. Costco is now selling a kale salad which I am delighted to say my family ate. We must try your recipe. VERY healthy stuff.