simple cookery: healing salad

One morning, when I was very ill and not interested in food much at all, I woke up with this combination of ingredients in mind that I felt like I could actually willingly eat.  The kids went out and harvested what bits of kale they could that were sticking out above the snow.  And Steve mixed up the salad, just the way I asked.

healing salad

Start with fresh kale, torn into quite small pieces, in a bowl.  Add a bit of olive oil, a splash of balsamic or apple cider vinegar and an optional sprinkle of fine sea salt.  Massage them all together.  Toss with grated carrot, apple chunks and raisins.  When I made it again last week (as pictured above) I added some ripe pear as well.  So simple.  So good.


5 thoughts on “simple cookery: healing salad

  1. Carol Urban

    That looks really good, Melody. Do you eat meats? I think slices or chunks of grilled chicken and either Feta or Blue Cheese would be so yummy mixed in.

  2. Melody Post author

    We do eat meat, but we don’t eat cheese. I think chèvre would be delightful in it…wish I could have it! Grilled chicken could be nice too.

  3. Tanya

    My friend recently made a similar salad. In addition to the pear, she threw in pepitas and dried cranberries. I am not usually a kale fan, but it was very yummy!

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