5 Minute Kale Salad

5 Minute Kale Salad

This is a delicious way to eat kale and the entire salad will have you feeling brand new – it’s so healthy, you can practically feel the nutrients zinging through your body! Massaging the kale makes it a bit softer to eat and easier to digest – the dressing helps with this process. It can be enjoyed as a side salad or as a main meal, especially if you pack it full of grains, tofu and extra salady bits 🙂

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Total time

5 minutes

Meal

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Servings

03-May

Ingredients

Salad

  • 1 big bunch of kale, stalks removed and torn into bite-sized pieces
  • Any combination of the optional extras

Dressing

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp tahini
  • 3 tbsp cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp tamari

OPTIONAL EXTRAS – one or more of these work well

  • Avocado, chopped into chunks or wedges
  • Smoked tofu eg Taifun brand – chopped into squares or slices
  • Serving of pre-cooked quinoa or other pre-cooked grain of your choice
  • Handful of ready-made croutons
  • 1 tbsp dry toasted sesame seeds OR toasted mixed seeds
  • ½ tin pulses, drained and rinsed, eg chickpeas, haricot, flageolet, aduki beans or puy lentils
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast flakes
  • Sundried tomatoes, cucumber, tomato, raddish, spring onion, garlic, diced red onion, sweetcorn, artichokes, pepper, fresh chilli, fresh herbs, spiralised beetroot, sweet potato or courgette, grated carrot (anything you fancy really!)

Instructions

  1. Place the torn kale into a large bowl and pour over all of the dressing ingredients.
  2. Massage it all together for a couple of minutes (this helps to break down the fibres in the kale to make it more digestible and also helps to absorb the flavours!).
  3. Add any of the optional extras of your choice (and more dressing ingredients if necessary) and enjoy.

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