three kale & garlic flower salad
Recipe type: salads and sides
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Serves: 4
  • 6 ribs curly purple kale
  • 10 ribs dinosaur kale
  • 1 orange
  • ½ tsp salt flakes
  • 2 tbsp macadamia oil (or another fairly neutral oil)
  • ¼ cup pistachios (shelled)
  • 1 bunch kale flowers
  • a handful of garlic flowers
  • salt & pepper to taste
How to make it
  1. Wash and dry the kale. Cut the thick centre rib out of the middle of the kale, chop it finely into ribbons and place it in a large, non-metallic bowl.
  2. Zest the orange into the bowl then squeeze all of the juice out of the orange and tip that into the bowl as well.
  3. Add the salt and oil to the bowl and massage the orange juice, zest, salt and oil into the kale, rubbing it all together vigourously with your hands for about a minute. Set the bowl aside somewhere cool while you prepare the rest of your ingredients. (As little as 10 minutes will do the trick, but if you can leave it for a longer time - up to an hour - it will help the fibres in the kale to break down, making it much nicer to eat).
  4. Shell and chop the pistachios into tooth-sized bits. Pick the yellow kale flowers off the stalks and tear some garlic flowers into quarters.
  5. To serve, spread the marinated kale onto a wide platter, scatter the kale flowers, garlic flowers and pistachios on top, along with a some sea salt flakes and freshly cracked pepper.
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