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Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Grilled Kale Caesar Salad

Dear Stepper, this one's for you.

Recently on communal's menu (they change it seasonally, you know) there has been a salad which I LOVE. It's a grilled kale and spinach caesar salad. With my anemia, I've been trying to eat more dark greens, such as kale and spinach, and luckily for me, I happen to love how those things taste. The salad at communal? One of my most favorites from there, ever. So much so that on Memorial Day, I got brave and tried my hand at a similar salad.

I first googled how to grill kale because, well, it looks like this.

Then I googled a recipe for grilled kale caesar salad and found this one. I, however, omitted the anchovies. Like you do., gross. Right? I'm right. I also omitted the pepper, like I usually do.

I grilled the kale. So, essentially, I set it on fire. But only just a little bit. I just had to learn how kale works on a grill. I'm pretty much sold on it, though; I kept snacking on it as I took it off the grill.

I mixed the kale with almost half of the amount of dressing I made, but I still found it too . . . dressinged. Like, waaaay too heavy of a dressing for my taste. So I only ate a very little bit of the salad, and it was tasty. Next I shall try different ways to make the dressing lighter. Or, I shall simply eat the grilled kale alone because YUM.

1 comment:

Emily said...

I loved that grilled kale Caesar salad at communal--so yummy! (And great memories that night too...) :)