4.5oz Planted Detroit's Specialty Kale Blend
1/2 an apple of your choice
1 medium sweet potato
1/2 medium red onion
1/2 cup toasted pecans
1 tbsp canola oil
1 tbsp lemon juice
3 tbsp blue cheese (optional)
2 tbsp Kale Marinade (see below)
2 tbsp Balsamic Dressing (see below)
Salt to taste
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees
Peel and dice your sweet potato into 1/4 in cubes
Toss in canola oil, sprinkle with salt, bake uncovered for 30 minutes, stirring once. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
While the sweet potato is roasting, prepare the rest of the ingredients.
In a large bowl, toss the kale in the Kale Marinade and set aside.
Heat a non-stick pan over medium heat. Add the pecans to the pan. Dry toast them, stirring constantly until they are fragrant and start to brown, 1-2 minutes.
Set pecans aside.
Slice the apple into matchsticks and toss in a little lemon juice.
Thinly slice the red onion into half moons.
Combine kale, apples, sweet potato, onions, pecans, and (if desired) blue cheese in a serving bowl. Drizzle with Balsamic Vinaigrette and enjoy!
Toast 2-4 cups of pecans at the beginning of the week, store them in a mason jar for snacking and an easy addition to meals all week. I like to add a dash of cayenne while toasting to give them a little kick.
Kale marinade and balsamic dressing are easy to put together and last ages. Make enough to last a month and you'll eat salads more often!
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1 tbsp agave or honey
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 tbsp dried oregano
Combine all ingredients in a jar and shake well
How to eat more kale: Kale marinade adds flavor and softens the kale. I eat so much more kale if I have the marinade readily available. You can eat marinated kale cooked or raw. Planted Detroit kale is tender and ready to eat, no washing or chopping needed. Toss it in the marinade, let rest for 20 minutes and it is ready to go.
2 cups olive oil
1 cup balsamic vinegar
2 tbsp dijon mustard
1 tbsp agave or honey
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
Combine all ingredients in a metal bowl and blend using an immersion blender (alternatively, add all ingredients to a blender and mix to combine). Store in an airtight container in the fridge.