31 Aug 2012

garden kale salad

we have so much kale in our garden.

this is not a problem though, i could eat it all day... and i do. i use it in smoothies, wraps, kale chips, soups, and salads! mainly in smoothies though. so yesterday i figured i make it into a salad instead of the usual green smoothie. oh wait - i had a green smoothie for breakfast.

but still.

dino kale is a bit bitter and tough for regular salad greens so what you do to make it all nice, soft and flavourful is massage your dressing in and let it sit for a few minutes. i did that while i cut up my other salad ingredients. they included: THE BEST TOMATOES EVER, grown on our deck. i also added some bell pepper, beans, and gardein because well... i like the taste. my dad thought i had put real chicken in the salad for a second. hah.

garlic kale salad: serves one

1 large organic tomato
4-5 cups organic dino kale
1 organic bell pepper
1/2 cup cooked chickpeas (or throw in some nuts to keep it raw)
1 serving of tempeh or gardein (optional) 
handful of raisins

1 tablespoon miso
1 tablespoon mustard
2 dates
handful of walnuts
3 peeled garlic cloves
1 tablespoon tamari
water, as needed 

chop the veggies and kale, set aside. to make the dressing blend all ingredients until smooth. i hope you like it! then massage the dressing into the kale and let it rest for a 5-10 minutes, getting soft. put the tomato, pepper, raisins, chickpeas/nuts and protein on top and enjoy!


The Vegan Cookie Fairy said...


I'm really bad at making good salads because I never get the dressing right, but this I feel I could successfully make. I'll give it a go! :)

Gerlinde in Washington said...

Your salad looks amazing!

Gabby @ the veggie nook said...

I am drooling over here- such a good mix of flavours! Can't go wrong with mustard and miso!

Em von Euw said...

oh man then i really hope you like it! i love salad... sooo much.

Em von Euw said...

thanks so much, gerlinde!

Em von Euw said...

hahaha agreed. throw in some walnuts and garlic and i mean... it's glorious. thank you, mother nature!

Anonymous said...

Oh Em this dressing is unreal! A new favorite for me, I love greens but am bad about making sAlads, this dressing will take away that! Thanks so much

Em von Euw said...

great to hear, thank you very much. glad i could be of service ;) the dressing makes the salad.

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Sophie said...

Hi Emily! I just discovered your blog while hunting desperately for a good pad thai recipe using vege noodles- LOVE your whole site. You just ooze good vibes. I was just wondering if you always make your salad dressing just as you need it, or if it would last stored for a day or more? Thanks in advance =)

Unknown said...


This has to be one of the best raw recipes i've found and made as of late. Thank you so much for sharing! It was absolutely delicious.


Unknown said...

Where can you buy miso?

Em von Euw said...

Here, you can buy it almost any grocery store.... but maybe a specialty asian market? If all else fails - you can order it online.


Anonymous said...

I'm new to this kind of eating so this was my first kale salad experience. It was a little strange at first but the more I ate the more I enjoyed it. I can not wait to try more of your recipes. Thanks for having such creativity that is easy to replicate. Other raw sites make eating raw look impossible. Cheers.


ooo that is a super interesting dressing blend!