The Bon Appetit Project: Crispy Kale Salad
…with lime dressing.
Let it be said that the first time I typed this title, I typed out “Krispy Kale Salad,” and it took me about five minutes to find out why autocorrect was giving it the angry red scribble. I guess I have donuts on the brain?
But back to the kale. Right.
I think one reason I often find myself intimidated by Bon Appetit recipes is that they use some sort of never-before-seen ingredient as the star of the recipe. Some of their recipes feature trendy, new-to-me food items that I find totally daunting. Which is probably how many people still feel about kale.
But not me.
Some foods scare me. But kale? Kale does not.
Which is funny, because it essentially looks like strips of fresh dinosaur skin:
And, I think I was right. This recipe was easy to throw together. It wasn’t really challenging at all—maybe a little time-consuming with all of the veggie prep—but even that only took about thirty minutes, tops.
And the dressing was as drink-from-a-bowl-worthy as it was simple to make.
I’m not going to post any of the recipes during this challenge, but you can find several of them on Bon Appetit’s site, including this one.
Along with the kale, I used radishes, carrots, pea sprouts, sunflower sprouts, and cilantro to give the salad tons of veggie crunch.
We served the salad with oven-roasted salmon:
..and you can’t tell me that isn’t an impressive presentation. Pretty swanky for a Tuesday night!
The challenge is off to a good start.
Have a good one!