Recipe from www.rawguru.com. I loved it, but hubby wasn't fond of the texture of the kale. . .so I am going to throw in the recommendation to use your favorite lettuce in this recipe in place of the kale. I also let my salad marinate for about 2 hours which was great (and truly softened up the kale quite a bit).
- 1 cucumber (unpeeled and diced fine)
- 1⁄2 red bell pepper (diced fine or cut into thin strips)
- 1 avocado (chopped)
- 1 tomato (chopped)
- 1⁄2 cup radicchio (chopped, I leave this out)
- 10 stalks kale (julienned)
- 1 lemon, juice of (I used 1.5 lemons)
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons agave nectar (I add about a Tbsp)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon hemp seed oil (I sometimes sub this for 1/2 tsp pumpkin seed oil and 1/2 tsp olive oil)
- 2 garlic cloves (optional)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt (to taste)
- 1⁄4 teaspoon lemon pepper
- Toss together salad ingredients.
- Blend dressing ingredients until smooth. Pour over the salad and let it sit for 20 minutes at room temperature before eating, letting the flavors develop! (As previously stated, I leave mine out for 2-3 hours and then it's WONDERFUL).
- Garnish with fresh herbs.