A nice take on kale salad. Adapted from a recipe in Saveur magazine.
From Cook’s Country magazine. Use your kale and mustard greens for this one from this week’s box – but it works with any greens you like.
Pine Street Market entered this dish in the 2012 Market Mashup at the Peachtree Road Farmers Market. It’s sort of fun that it doesn’t include any of their own ingredients.
For years I was a tabbouleh purist. I grew up with a Syrian mom, we ate tabouli every week. And it was four ingredients – chopped parsley, chopped tomatoes, sliced green onions and softened bulgur – dressed with salt, pepper, olive oil and lemon juice. That was it.
But, I’ve come to appreciate tabouli as a way to enjoy all kinds of greens. And when faced with a huge mound of beautiful greens as in this week’s box, I’m glad to have a way to reduce some of that volume in a delicious way.
This recipe is adapted from one on the Food52 blog. No parsley? No cucumber? Don’t let that stop you. They used quinoa – I’d still just make it with softened bulgur (cracked wheat). Bulgur requires no cooking – much friendlier in the kitchen on these steamy days.
This recipe from a chef demo at the Sunday morning Clarkston Farmers Market is a great way to use up any number of greens. You could make this with your kale, chard, daikon radish greens …. even the bok choy or napa cabbage.
Yay! The first of the garlic. A recipe from seriouseats.com.
There are a million kale salad recipes out there, and no doubt you’ve already got a few favorites. I like this one with its Middle Eastern touch of sumac. You can buy sumac at Sevananda or any store that carries Middle Eastern groceries. It has a nice tartness and pretty red color. Substitute another spice, like Spanish paprika, or herb, like thyme, if you don’t have any on hand and don’t want to find it. But the nice thing about buying spices and herbs at places like Sevananda is that you can literally buy just a teaspoon and try it out – no huge investment in a jar that will sit in your pantry for years.
This method of tempering onions is a great one to have in your repertoire. Cuts the bite but leaves you the crunch and the flavor.
I’ll be making this recipe adapted from one on seriouseats.com because I have some red curry paste leftover from testing recipes and am delighted to have yet another use for it. Not to mention, what’s not to love about a slow cooker recipe? Easy, and dinner is done while you’re off doing other things. You could use the Swiss chard or the bok choy if you have another plan for your kale, and vary the other vegetables by what you have on hand.