For those of you who don't know, I am a HUGE Food Network fan. It's rare as an meteor shower that I ever see a dish I can make, and last Sunday was that day. Season 6 Winner of The Next Food Network Star, Aarti Sequeria (go Aarti!) made a Massaged Kale Salad on her debut episode! Yes! For the love of Martha, it's about time! I renamed it Mango Kale Salad to differentiate between my other Kale Salad.
It's a sweet mix of kale, mango, and a lemon-honey-olive oil dressing. Add salt and black pepper, and believe me when I say simple never tasted so good. Rom said, "This better taste good." We watched every episode of The Next Food Network Star and usually Aarti's food came out on top. She did not disappoint.
Her recipe is here:
I'm still juice fasting, so I could only take a bite. I could eat this for breakfast, and I will be doing so soon. Eating kale raw is no big deal to me. But if you have never tried a kale salad, give Aarti's, or mine (yes!) a try. Once you are converted, bring the salad to a potluck. I bring my version of kale salad to potlucks, with carnivores abound. I'm telling you (no lie) that salad is always devoured. People ask for the recipe. So don't be shy! Give kale a try!
Kid-tested. Mother approved!
And my friend Charli came by on Sunday. She loved it!
Don't be scared! Consider it a culinary adventure right in your own kitchen :-).