The following recipe is a twist on one of my
all-time favourite recipes, Kale and Avocado Salad.
This version, tweaked a little, makes for a great main course: it is just as green but overall lighter on the body, although just as delicious. Your cells will sing!
SERVES: One large portion
A good sharp knife
4-6 large handfuls of
kale sliced very thinly
1 handful of each of the following: rocket (arugula), watercress and spinach. (If you don't have all three greens just add in three handfuls of whatever you do have.)
3 Tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon Himalayan Crystal Salt OR Celtic Sea Salt
6 baby tomatoes
10 sun-dried tomatoes
Juice of half a juicy lemon or 1 not-so-juicy lemon
- Chop kale into small pieces (this makes the fibrous cells break down and therefore more palatable, so the smaller you chop you better the taste). A good size to aim for is roughly 1-2 cm squares.
- Add oil and salt and massage into the kale until kale becomes wilted, soft and glistening.
- Roughly chop the other greens (rocket, watercress, spinach) and add into the bowl. Mix well by hand.
- Add avocado and massage again so each leaf is coated.
- Chop tomatoes into quarters, add to greens.
- Chop sun-dried tomatoes in small pieces and add to greens.
- Squeeze lemon over entire dish
- Add any other ingredients you fancy, depending on how hungry you are.
- Serve and enjoy!
Raw Coach Top Tips:
- Lemon can make or break this recipe (not enough leaves the meal slightly too bitter for some people's tastes), so definitely taste-test on this one.
- Grated raw veggies, fresh herbs, finely chopped nuts, a sprinkling of seeds - all of these can transform this recipe, making for unlimited delicious variations.
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