….when it tastes so good!
This time of year I always start craving more vegetables. I’m not sure if it has to do with the lack of sunshine or because I’m working out harder, but you can usually find me gnawing on a piece of celery, that’s an easy one to grab, just because my body craves it, I am drinking green smoothies for breakfast but am still hungry for greens.
I am always on the lookout for new ways to get in more veggies. We love salads and are always attempting to create or recreate a new salad dressing. While trying to ramp up the nutrition density of our salads I came up with this one.
I whipped up a raw kale, parsley and spinach salad (foods usually reserved for my smoothies) into a bright, fresh peanut-y kind of salad. A person can never get enough greens in their diet and kale must be the healthiest green on the planet. Spinach is great because it goes with everything and doesn’t have a really distinct flavor, especially when raw. Now throw in some parsley for that fresh green taste, deodorizer, breath freshener and natural detoxer and we have a ding, ding, ding, winner! Arugula would be nice for that spicy bite, too.
I was thinking I’d be the only one to really enjoy this so I only made half a recipe. In reality, half was plenty for the three of us, as an appetizer. And I was not the only one licking his/her bowl! This will definitely be a repeat. Let me know, what you think, if you give it a try.
Kale, Parsley, and Spinach Salad
1 bunch of kale, preferable the long straight type. We bought Lacinato.
1 bunch of parsley
1 bunch of spinach
juice from 2 lemons
4 TBS peanut butter
4 TBS honey
1/4 c olive oil
Slice your greens 1/4 inch ribbons and put into a large salad bowl.
Toss the lemon juice in.
Stir up the remaining ingredients and pour over your greens. If your peanut butter was in the refrigerator you may need to warm the dressing slightly so that it is easier to pour. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and toss. Scatter the sesame seeds on top and fight over the dregs.