Friday, June 3, 2011

5-Minute Kale with Sea Vegetables

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A quick and easy recipe for kale as a salad and its dressing.  For those unfamiliar with agar, it is a sea weed extract used as a thickening agent in food.  It is also called Kanten and it can be found at a natural food store, a food coop or the Asian food section of a supermarket.  It is also used as a substitute for gelatin in desserts.
 Cleo, Food Bank Volunteer

  • 1 pound kale
  • Mediterranean Dressing
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 medium clove garlic, pressed
  • 1 TBS extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • 3-1/2 TBS agar (sea vegetable)
  1. Chop garlic and let sit for 5 minutes to enhance its health-promoting properties.
  2. Fill bottom of steamer with 2 inches of water and bring to boil.
  3. While water is coming to a boil, slice kale leaves into 1/2-inch slices, and cut again crosswise. Cut stems into 1/4-inch slices. Let kale sit for at least 5 minutes to bring out it health-promoting properties.
  4. When water comes to a boil, add kale to steamer basket and cover. Steam for 5 minutes.
  5. Transfer to a bowl and toss with Mediterranean Dressing ingredients and agar. Mediterranean Dressing does not have to be made separately. For the best flavor, toss with dressing while kale is still hot.  
Prep and Cook Time: 15 minutes
Serves 2

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