Kale Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette
We’re vegan which means we’re about 5% kale by weight. Seriously, though, we do love some kale. When it’s warmer out, we turn to recipes like this Kale Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette to keep our percentages up.
Back when we had a house kitchen, it made sense to buy bunches of greens to clean and prep at home. But now that we’re in the RV with our tiny RV fridge, we buy the one pound bags of washed and torn kale. Buying prepped greens keeps us from finding kale pieces all over the rig. Instead, they are concentrated mostly in the kitchen.
RV Kitchen Gadget Alert!
Storage is at a premium in the RV. Which is why we love our collapsible mixing bowl! None of the mixing bowls we had at home even fit in the cabinets, so this was a little splurge about which we have no regrets.
One step to this recipe is to get your hands on the salad and massage it until it starts to soften. I HATE putting my hands in the food. So I keep a box of food grade vinyl gloves in the kitchen for these tasks. They’re also perfect for dying hair and dirty jobs. But if you don’t mind getting food all over your hands (yeach!) these are entirely optional.
We always get compliments on this kale salad at potlucks. And you can adjust the ingredients to what you have on hand. Other tasty additions are almonds or walnuts, chopped tomato, fresh herbs like parsley, basil or cilantro, sundried tomato, chickpeas, avocado, or even diced roasted sweet potato.
If you discover any interesting and delicious add-ins for your Kale Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette, we’d love to hear about it in the comments!
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