Friday, September 3, 2010

Today's Salad - Warm Just Picked Kale and Beet Salad

So far this season we have only harvested baby beets at the farm. Today I decided to scrub them clean with a brush, half them (skins on) and then throw them down the shoot of the food processor fitted with a grater attachment so that they could be included in this tasty warm kale salad.

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What you need:
1 Bunch of Kale (washed and cut into thin strips – like coleslaw)
8 Baby Beets washed and halved with skins on then grated (use a food processor if you have one)
1 White Onion Sliced into Half Moons
Balsamic Vinegar
Spoonful of Honey
Olive Oil

Heat a large saut̩ pan and drizzle in the olive oil. Add the onions and saut̩ over medium until caramelized Рabout 10 minutes. Add in beets and stir. Cook for about 5 minutes.

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Then add in the kale and stir until the kale is wilted (but not yet brown). Remove from heat.

Stir in honey.
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Transfer to a bowl and drizzle with balsamic vinegar, a bit of olive oil and salt and pepper to taste.

Optional components: Dried Currants, Cherries, Rasins, or Cranberries, Toasted Pine nuts (or other nut chopped) and / or Goat Cheese.

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