Food: Kale Salad

I love salads - especially during the summer season. At our place - salads have been very popular lately, especially kale salad. Kale salad is super easy to make - a great alternative to lettuce because it holds its texture better. 

Strip the leaves from the woody stems and then chop them well. Add any normal extras - goes great especially with fruit such as pears or peaches, and some nuts like pumpkin or sunflower seeds. Toss it well in a simple, sweet dressing - mix 3 Tbs olive oil, 2 Tbs honey or agave, 2 Tbs balsamic or lemon, 1/2 tsp poppy seeds, 1/4 tsp coarse sea salt.

My version

His version - so much fancier than mine, I know.

Here we added some easy-to-make polenta chips

How do you make polenta chips?? Well, go to your local market & buy pre-formed polenta (in a tube) and using a very sharp, thin blade knife to cut very thin slices (about 1/8" thick). Deep fry in vegetable oil over medium heat - allow to crisp but don't burn. Drain the oil. While still hot, sprinkle with garlic powder or fine sea salt.

Did you know that Kale is healthy for you?
Kale’s health benefits are an excellent source of antioxidant vitamins A, C, and K.  Kale is a veggie which is also known as borecole, & is one of the healthiest vegetables on the planet! They say it also helps lower cholesterol if i could only get my dad to start eating it!  So, there you go!

Do you eat kale? How do you like it?

-images by jen ramos
-recipes from Mat



  1. Amazing!! Well done, loved the receipe and I am so happy to see your work in a NYC art gallery, you deserve to be among the great artists! Un beso Chantal

  2. Resent message:

    Love the receipe, and I am so happy to see your art in a NYC art gallery, you deserve to be among the greatest artist!!! un beso Chantal

  3. I love kale! I have been using it every day for my breakfast/snack green smoothies. I also love to toss baby kale with lemon juice, a little olive oil, salt and pepper and serve as a side when I serve quiche!

  4. I've never had kale but I do want to try it :)

  5. I actually love kale--we eat a lot of it. Definitely need to try those polenta chips! And your salad looks doubt it would taste awesome. And yes, his is a tad fancier...and that too is the story of my life. lol. I understand. I just consider it being blessed that my husband loves to cook. :)

  6. looks delish - I love making kale chips too!

    xo Danai
    Life in My Fab Lane

  7. I've yet to try kale salad. It is on my "new recipe's to try" list!

  8. i'll have to try these! Kale chips have been my latest obsession (I actually posted my recipe on my blog today)

  9. this looks so good...and polenta chips sound amazing! i had an amazing kale salad in california and really need to try to make my own version. i've really only made kale chips or used kale in smoothies.

  10. @ Cara @ Lilac and Grey: thank you for letting me know, i'll check it out! xo


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