If this kick ass kale salad doesn’t get you to love your greens, I don’t know what will. Russell James is a raw chef in England with amazing eye candy recipes. He did a chef’s residency at The Plant in Dumbo, NY where he made this dish daily for the staff and they simply couldn’t get enough of the creamy smoke flavor.
Here is the Recipe:
Wilted Kale Salad with a Creamy Chipotle Dressing
By Russell James
Posted on Greenchefs
For the wilted kale
4 heads kale (this will seem like a lot but will wilt down when the salt is added)
2c baby tomatoes, sliced
1c hulled hemp seeds
For the dressing
2 chipotle peppers*
½c olive oil
¼c lemon juice
*If not using chipotle peppers, substitute with onion powder, cumin, chili powder, garlic powder and tamari/nama shoyu
* Remove the stems and then wash and cut the kale into small pieces. Place into a bowl, add salt and start to massage the kale until it wilts and takes on a cooked texture.
* Add the tomatoes and hemp seeds to the bowl and mix in by hand.
* Blend all ingredients in a high-speed blender until creamy and mix into kale by hand.
Also very good with a little tahini in there too! Yummo!