Because it’s so easy to get a good harvest, market gardener Norma Norris of Monkton, VT, is often asked, “What do I do with kale?” Her answer is this flavorful salad.
Norma’s Kale Salad
Take a bunch of kale, washed and drained, and tear the leaves into bite-size pieces. Toss the thick ribs into the compost.
Pour 2 to 3 tablespoons of sesame oil in a bowl and add sea salt to taste. Add a quarter cup chopped pecans, a quarter cup sesame seeds and a half cup of dried cranberries. Combine with shredded kale.
Dress with a sesame-based dressing, such as Drew’s Thai Sesame-Lime Salad Dressing.
In a separate bowl, combine a half pound of shredded carrots with ranch dressing to coat lightly. Garnish salad with the carrot mixture
Squeeze the juice of a half lemon over the salad.