Kale with Chili Lime Dressing

Chili Lime Kale Salad from The Tasty Gardener

Kale was such a huge deal this summer.  Everyone and anyone was talking about how good it is for you, how versatile is it, how yummy.  I am no exception.  Just check out my previous recipes for Kale Salad with Lemon Viniagrette or my Chicken Stuffed with Kale and Asiago Cheese.

One thing I learned about eating Kale raw was that it needed to be massaged.  Yes massaged.  All it’s aches and pains need to be worked out.  Actually what you are doing is taking away the toughness and bitterness right from the garden kale can have.  And like my other salad make sure you dress it early. Like really really early.  Let the leaves absorb the flavours; your salad will be better for it.

Like the Lemon Viniagrette this Chili Lime one is super easy to make.  It packs a little heat and a lot of tang so keep your salad fixings simple.  You can add as many or as little of the chilis you would like depending on your tolerance level.


Chili Lime Kale Salad from The Tasty Gardener

All good creamy dressings need to start with a great base.  Here I am using a creamy Dijon from my favorite mustard people, Maille. (shameless plug)

Chili Lime Kale Salad from The Tasty Gardener

You want to whisk a couple generous tablespoonfuls into a little cider vinegar and olive oil, about 1/4 cup each.

Chili Lime Kale Salad from The Tasty Gardener

Add some salt and pepper, a whole bunch of lime juice (taste it to get just the right tang you want) and finely chopped chili peppers. Again you decide how hot it will be.
Chili Lime Kale Salad from The Tasty Gardener

Make sure it’s all whisked together well then toss it with you massaged kale. Massaging pretty much is how you think it is. grabbing and gently squeezing the leaves.

Chili Lime Kale Salad from The Tasty Gardener

Let the salad rest several hours in the fridge.  You could even leave it over night and it will still be crisp and delicious.

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