Kale.  It’s great for our skin, it contains readily absorbable calcium and it boost the body’s antioxidant levels.  Finding creative and delicious ways to include kale, and other dark leafy greens, in more people’s lives has become a fun challenge for me.  I love kale, but I know not everyone has kale cravings like me.  Yes, it’s true, kale cravings do exist!  If you don’t already crave a big bowl of kale, hopefully this Carrot Kale Sesame Salad helps to entice you a bit more…cheers!

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CARROT KALE SESAME SALAD

Vegan, gluten free, dairy free, grain free

Recipe by Jentry Lee Hull adapted from Olena Gudz Danko

SALAD INGREDIENTS

  • 1 bunch dino/lactino kale, stems removed and Chiffonade
  • 3 cups grated rainbow carrots
  • ¼ cup green onion, thinly sliced
  • sesame seeds, for garnish
  • cilantro, for garnish

DRESSING INGREDIENTS

  • 4 Tbsp. tahini
  • 2 Tbsp. peanut butter or almond butter
  • 1 tsp. toasted sesame oil, optional*
  • 1 Tbsp. tamari
  • 5 Tbsp. rice vinegar
  • ¼ cup juice from orange
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh ginger root, finely minced
  • 2 Tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp. Sriracha
  • 1-2 Tbsp. warm water, to thin
  • salt, to taste

DIRECTIONS

  • Whisk together dressing ingredients by hand or in a blender (if the tahini and nut butter aren’t at room temp).
  • Adjust seasonings to taste and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine sliced kale with a small amount of the dressing. Using clean hands, massage the dressing into the kale for about 20-30 seconds, or until the kale starts to become slightly tender – don’t over do it to the point of soggy kale.
  • Add carrots, green onion, desired amount of dressing, and toss.
  • Garnish with sesame seeds and cilantro, and serve chilled.

NOTES

  • *The sesame oil is optional, but it does add a nice flavor.

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Gumsaba Outdoor Fitness Class schedule Saturday 5/14/16

8:30 AM Saturday Co-Ed Boot Camp – Coach Karen – HIIT Saturday

9:30AM Sunshine Orinda Sleepy Hollow Co Ed PRIVATE Class – Coach Piper – HIIT Saturday