Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Warm Kale Salad - Dedicated to Cathy Hume

A few weeks ago, when I did the demo with kale, this was something I threw together on the fly. It wasn't anything I thought would be very impressive, but as I ran through the recipe, my mind changed about the whole thing!  It turned out to be a big hit with Dave and Cathy.  In fact, they have been begging me to post this recipe ever since.  Short of procrastinating, finally I've got it for you.

I must tell you how easy this was to make and how quick it was ready to eat. Remember, this is just my way of doing it - please feel free to adjust the recipe and add your own twist on it.  Let me know in the comments how it turned out and what you did.   I'm all about learning something new.

Warm Kale Salad

3 tbsp small diced sweet onions
2 tsp fine chopped garlic
1 tbsp olive oil
4 tbsp dried cranberries
1 bunch kale, washed, drained, & roughly chopped
1 1/2 tbsp feta cheese
Salt to taste

  1. Over a med to high heat skillet, sweat out onions and garlic in oil.
  2. When the onions just start to caramelize, add in the kale and cover.
  3. After about a minute, remove the lid and toss in dried cranberries.  Cover again (the water left on the kale after washing it will help create the steam to wilt it down).
  4. After one more minute, or until just wilted though, remove the lid and toss in feta cheese.  Season to taste.
  5. Portion out and enjoy.
One of the great things about demoing at the farm, is having "all you can eat" fresh cut greens available at lunch time.  Having an endless amount of fresh produce at my fingertips helps give me just what I need to make it though the day.  It gives me the taste I crave, and aids my creative mind.  I hope you all have the same thing and can appreciate the hard work and love that goes into each and every plant out there.

Here's to you, Miss Cathy,
Eat well.

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