January being the month of health has meant Salad has been the order of the day for a few weeks now in our house. So as you can imagine, the same sort of salads have been doing the rounds.
However this Saturday after a hefty 2 hour gym session, I wanted something healthyish (basically didn’t want to undo all that good word) but at the same time I fancied a bit of an indulgence, something that packed a real punch in the flavour department.
A few days before I had seen this Smokey Kale and Caesar Salad and decided to give it a try. I mainly for the dressing – I always make one of two dressings you see, and Caesar isn’t one of them.
This dressing seemed to be the answer.
So Kale Caesar Salad it was – obviously with a few amendments – nix the croutons and cheese, add in tomatoes, avocado, pepper and now we have a salad going. And boy did it pack a punch in the flavour department. And even better news it was filling. A truly satisfying meal on all accounts. So next time you fancy an indulgent but semi-healthy salad why not give this a try.
1 bag of chopped Curly Kale ( Alternatively chop the kale yourself)
2 Peppers (1 Yellow, 1 Red)
1 tbsp Lemon Juice
2 cloves Garlic
1 tbsp Red Wine Vinegar
3 Anchovy filets
1 ½ tsp Dried Chilli Powder
1 ½ tsp Paprika
Salt and Pepper
50 ml Olive Oil
- Squeeze some lemon on to your kale and mix – leave for about 30mins
- In the meantime chop your other salad ingredients into chunks
- For the dressing mix the lemon juice, vinegar, garlic, anchovies, chilli powder and paprika in a small blender, add the oil and egg and blitz until everything is combined. Season with salt and pepper
- Check the seasoning, then add your salad vegetables, and dressing to the kale and give it a good mix
Delicious, indulgent, semi healthy and just plain good. Perfect Saturday lunch fodder!