New year, improved eating, right? Or did you slip right back into microwaved (un)chicken nuggets? Whatever your current displeasure, turn your insides into a happy face and make this kale salad for dinner tonight. You’ll feel alive, strong, and vibrant. You’ll poop. You’ll do a happy dance. You may even have better skin when you wake up.
Blossom Du Jour’s Karmic Kale Salad
• 4 bunches kale stalks removed and discarded, leaves thinly chopped
• 2 1/2 medium lemons, juiced
• 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
• 2 teaspoons agave
• 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
• 1/4 cup shredded carrot
• 1/2 cup tahini
• 1/4 cup dried cranberries
• salt to taste
In a large bowl, add the kale, half of lemon juice, half of olive oil, and a little salt. Massage briskly until the kale is fully coated, about 1-2 minutes. Set aside. In a small bowl, whisk remaining lemon juice with the tahini and oil. Add a pinch of salt, then whisk together. Gently combine the kale, pumpkin seeds, shredded carrot, and cranberries. Pour the tahini dressing over the kale. Toss and serve.
Pamela Elizabeth is bringing attention to animal suffering by offering delicious cuisine free of animal products. There are seven restaurants in her Blossom family, including the quick-serve vegan NYC chain Blossom Du Jour.