by Lesley Kim
Hi everyone! I love raw kale salad and fortunately, so does my 4 year old son. He helped me make this delicious kale salad ( the kale kumquat salad recipe below) for dinner tonight. Kale is such a popular vegetable right now, as it is rich in nutrients such as Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Folate, and Manganese. Kale is similar to a cabbage and have either green or purple leaves. You can eat kale raw in a salad, or steamed or sauteed, however you prefer. I usually like kale as a salad, so today, I am sharing a super easy, kale kumquat salad recipe. For those who do not know what a kumquat is, it is a small citrus fruit with a sweet rind and tangy flesh. It resembles a tiny orange, the shape of an olive. Luckily for us, the home we just bought have a beautiful kumquat tree outside the front yard. So today, we actually used our very own kumquats for this recipe.
One package of pre-washed and pre-cut kale. (You can buy this from any grocery stores like Ralph’s, Whole Foods, or Trader Joe’s.)
Juice from a lemon
Kumquats (sliced and seeds removed)
1. Carefully remove the stems from kale, if there are any.
2. In a large clean bowl, place the kale and drizzle with avocado oil, tossing the greens until the kale is covered with oil. I usually use about 1/3 cup of oil per package.
3. Squeeze the lemon juice on top of the kale and then add salt and pepper based on your own taste. Toss the salad with sliced kumquats. We used about 10 to 15 kumquats for this recipe. Refrigerate for an hour or two and then enjoy!
*If you don’t have kumquats, you can substitute with dried cranberries and chopped tomatoes.