Valentine’s Day was last month and Rob and I decided that our gift this year would be homemade. In true cook form I decided making a big, romantic meal was my best bet. I’m going to do a series of three posts to chronicle what I made for him. I’ll start with this yummy kale salad. This recipe is adapted from a recipe in the Feb/Mar 2014 Taste of Home Magazine, as is the rest of the meal.
10 cups sliced kale (about 1 bunch)
1 medium apple, thinly sliced
3 tbsp olive oil
2 tbs lemon juice
1 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/4 cup pepitas
Place kale in a large bowl. With clean hands, massage kale until leaves become soft and darkened, about 2-3 minutes; stir in apple.
In a small bowl, whisk oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper until blended. Drizzle over salad, toss to coat. Sprinkle with pepitas.
First off I must apologize for the quality of the picture. I was running around trying to get the meal put together before Rob got to my place so pictures were taken haphazardly. Second, wow who knew what a difference massaging kale makes!! It as the first thing Rob commented on. The kale was soft and easy to eat. I will be massaging my kale from here on out! Stay tuned for post number 2 on our Valentine’s day meal. Happy cooking!