Friday, November 20, 2009

Slow Food Potluck

I had a Slow Food Board Meeting the other night and we were all asked to bring something for a potluck dinner. As I had a busy day and also had to drive an hour to the meeting, I needed something that would easy to make and get better as it sat. The solution....?

Marinated Raw Kale Salad with Red Onion, Cannellini Beans and Tomatoes

Salad Ingredients:
1-2 bunches of kale, washed, rib removed and leaves torn into bite-size pieces
3/4 red onion, thinly sliced
1 can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
2 plum tomatoes, diced
Juice from 1-2 lemons
1/4-1/2 cup olive oil
sea salt
1-2 tablespoons soy sauce (or bragg's)
2 garlic cloves, minced
pinch cayenne pepper

-Put kale in large bowl, and pour lemon juice, olive oil and seal salt over kale. Massage leaves with your hands for a few minutes to allow to salt and lemon juice to soften the kale.
-Mix in the soy sauce, minced garlic and pinch of cayenne.
-Add beans, onion and tomatoes before serving

This can sit for hours before serving as it just gets bettter! It will also last in the fridge for a couple of days.

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