Meatless Monday: Raw Kale Salad with Strawberries and Almonds


Raw Kale Salad with Strawberries and Almonds

Sarah wanted to develop a summery version of our favorite raw Kale Salad with Apple and Currants to accompany our Memorial Day Picnic menu. She suggested we use strawberries and I added the creamy vegan basil dressing (originally developed as a dip for steamed artichokes). Grassy ribbons of kale+ sweet basil dressing= heaven. Tangy strawberries and crunchy almonds add sweetness and depth of flavor. Teamwork friends.


Raw Kale Salad with Strawberries

Raw Kale Salad with Strawberries and Almonds
Serves 4

1 bunch kale, cut into chiffonade
1 x Creamy Vegan Basil Vinaigrette, see recipe below
1-1/2 cups fresh strawberries, quartered
¼ cup slivered almonds or pine nuts, lightly toasted
¼ cup fresh basil, cut into chiffonade

Wash and dry kale ribbons.  Toss with basil vinaigrette 10-15 minutes before serving so kale has time to soften.  Arrange on serving platter then top with berries, almonds and fresh basil just before serving.


Creamy Vegan Basil Dressing


Creamy Vegan Basil Dressing
makes ¾ cup

1 tablespoon shallot, minced
2 tablespoon red wine vinegar
10 grinds freshly ground black pepper
½ teaspoon sea salt
¼ cup basil
2 tablespoons Veganaise or mayo
6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

Combine all ingredients except olive oil in a food processor or blender.  With mixer running, add olive oil in a slow steady stream until dressing is emulsified.  Keeps in refrigerator for about a week. Yay this salad got featured on the Meatless Monday site!



5 Comments on Meatless Monday: Raw Kale Salad with Strawberries and Almonds

  1. Sarah
    May 30, 2011 at 4:37 pm (8 years ago)

    I’ve eaten this three times this week. Love, love, love!

  2. Cut `n Clean Greens
    May 30, 2011 at 9:42 pm (8 years ago)

    Lovely salad! We’d like to feature it on our Facebook page the week of July 3 and link here so people can come and find the recipe. Hope you get some visitors. Come LIKE us on Facebook. We <3 Kale!

  3. Mary
    May 31, 2011 at 2:28 pm (8 years ago)

    This looks delicious!!

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