February 23, 2017

Pure Kitchen : EASY PEASY EDAMAME KALE SALAD

I have always shared Juli's blog and recipes because her food is authentic, simple and good for your family ( she is also authentic and I like her very much ! ) You can follow her @purekitchenblog & see her recipes and beautiful children.  Here is her blog > http://www.puremamas.com

Juli's goal is to help families get healthier foods in their busy bodies as well as create simple recipes that can easily be added to the weekly routines. We all fall victim to the we're just too tired and busy to worry about where dinner is coming from or if the kids had a veggie with their pizza. 


Simplicity is also great for health reasons - often time salad dressings can be loaded with processed ingredients, sugar, and tons of iodized salt. But homemade oil-free sugar-free tahini dressing is quite the opposite. I love the added fat (from the tahini) and zest of lemon that adds to this dish. Just a little goes a long way. 

EDAMAME KALE SALAD RECIPE

Yields 1 individual salad

INGREDIENTS

1/4 cup edamame beans, pre boiled (I used the ones from Traders)
1/2 cup kale, destemmed + chopped 
1 small zucchini, peeled or spiralized
5 cherry tomatoes, chopped into 4 pieces
2 Tbsp raisins
2 Tbsp chopped almonds, toasted
handful fresh herbs likes cilantro 
1/2 lemon, juice
sea salt + pepper

DIRECTIONS

+ In a small bowl combine the chopped kale and the lemon juice, massage. Let sit while you prep the rest of the salad. 
+ In a large bowl combine the rest of the ingredients; then add the kale. 
+ Toss and add sea salt and pepper to taste. 
+ Add 1/2 Tbsp of tahini dressing (recipe below). Continue to add more dressing to suite your needs. 

LEMON TAHINI DRESSING 

Yields 1/2 cup dressing

INGREDIENTS

1/4 cup tahini (I used Trader Joe's brand)
1/2 Tbsp water
1 1/2 lemons, juiced
1 Tbsp vegan mayo
sea salt

DIRECTIONS

+ Blend the above ingredients in a blender until smooth. 
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