Tired of your boring spinach salad?
Just kidding spinach – you’re not boring, it’s just sometimes I like to get kinky with it in the kitchen and try new things.
I’m not a chef by any means so after searching for the easiest recipe that didn’t required alot of ingredients I finally found one that would turn this:
Into a beautiful display of greenery that looks like this:
My apologies for my instagram filters – but don’t they remind you of fall?
KALE SALAD with AVOCADO and SWEET POTATO
♦ 2 bunches of kale
♦ 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into small cubes
♦ 4 cloves garlic, minced
♦ Olive oil
♦ 2 avocados, peeled and cut into small cubes
♦ dried cranberries
♦ Lemon juice
♦ Olive oil
♦ Salt and pepper, to taste
In a bowl, combine sweet potato with some olive oil, minced
garlic and sprinkle with sea salt. This is the day I realized how important a garlic press is in my life and how sad it is that I do not have one. Now my fingers smell like garlic, annoying but pleasurable at the same time. I spread the potatos onto a baking sheet and let that roast. I think I set the oven for 400 degrees for 30 minutes, but may have taken it out earlier. I was on the phone with my mother, trying to explain to her how to upload pictures into an email, so I forget how long I actually cooked it for. Totally knocked me out of my cooking zone. Let it cool – prep your kale.
Rip your kale into small pieces after you’ve removed it from the large stems and wash it. Start squeezing the crap out your lemons – I like my salad tart, so I added a bit more lemon than the average bear. This is where the kinky part happens – you get to massage the kale with the lemon juice until it starts to get weak and wilty.
The original recipe called for sherry vinegar – but of course I didn’t have. So I just vetoed it out. Add olive oil, salt and pepper to taste. Continue with the kink.
Add the sweet potatos, avocado, craisins and toss tenderly.