Raw Garlic Kale!

Raw Garlic Kale!

Let me tell you, this kale recipe has been a hit since day 1.  I've never had anyone say, "I don't like this!"  Even non-vegans have raved about this.  However, I've never had time to simply write it down to share it with the masses.  I've shared it on text messages, email, and verbally but never on my blog, so here you go.  Tonight, @haygirlqc and @chefnikkiinthemix gave me the nudge and encouragement I needed to post it.  Enjoy ladies - thank you!

Ingredients:

  • 1 bag of pre-washed organic kale (Costco)
  • 1/2 cup of extra virgin olive oil (or more if you need more "dressing")
  • 1/8 - 1/4 cup or more of apple cider vinegar (depending on how tart you like it)
  • 5-6 medium sized garlic cloves (if you want it spicier, then add a few more --- but I'm warning you - your breath will be kickin' ;)
  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup of nutritional yeast (I use 1/2 cup because it tastes so good.)
  • 1/2 - 1 tsp of Himalayan sea salt (salt to your taste...)
  • 4 shakes of coconut aminos (or instead Bragg's Liquid Aminos but know that it's more sodium - I like coconut aminos because it's healthier for you)
  • 3-4 simple squirts of organic agave nectar (this balances out the garlic and adds a nice mix)

Equipment:

  • Food Processor
  • Tongs

Directions:

  • Add the kale to a big mixing bowl.  You may want to take out the thick stalks.  To me, they don't have much flavor but do have a crunch.
  • Place the garlic into the food processor.  Turn it on high until the garlic is minced.  (I use fresh garlic versus pre-minced garlic because it's fresher and less "preserved.")
  • Add all the ingredients one at a time into the food processor.  Turn it on high.  You should be developing a garlicky dressing.  If you want more liquid, add more olive oil or even a little water.  
  • Taste it to see how it tastes.  Feel free to add any of the other ingredients.  You are really building a dressing, which will determine the outcome of your kale.
  • Pour this "dressing" over the kale and mix well with tongs.

 

NOTE:  If you desire, cut some cherry tomatoes in half and add them to your kale.  But remember to season them with sea salt because they will be bland ;)

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Blessings!

Dwayne