August 3, 2012

Kale Salad with Lentils

Another salad with raw kale and lentils! This was simple but delicious, and not to mention gorgeous. You really should try a salad with kale if you haven't yet. Here are some of my other kale or lentil salad recipes:

Warm Lentil Salad
Raw Tuscan Kale Salad
Kale Barley Salad

Kale Salad with Lentils
from Food 52

2 bunches curly kale, center ribs and stems removed, washed, dried, and chopped finely
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup apricot preserves
1 1/2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 1/2 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 pinch black pepper
1 cup Puy or beluga lentils, (substitute brown lentils if they’re what you have), rinsed and picked over
1 cup red cabbage, shredded

Whisk together olive oil, apricot preserves, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, sea salt, and black pepper.

Turn kale into a large mixing bowl, and massage 6 Tbsp of the dressing into the salad. You’ll need enough dressing for the salad to be well coated and start taking on a “wilted” texture. Set aside.

Place lentils in a small saucepan with enough water to cover them by 3-4 inches (approximately 2 1/2 cups). Bring water to a boil, then reduce heat, add a pinch of salt, and let the lentils simmer for 20-25 minutes, or until the lentils are tender but not mushy.

Allow lentils to cool slightly and add them, along with the cabbage, to the kale, and add another 2 Tbsp vinaigrette. Use hands to combine. Add extra dressing as needed, and season to taste.

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