Black Kale and Spinach Salad

Black-Kale-and-Spinach-Salad

Making Love Out of Nothing at All…

We used what was on hand to create an exotic salad of, “Hearty Black Kale, Tender Baby Spinach and Sweet Basil, along with Baby Black Lentils and a Dusting of Cashews, Sweet Raspberries and Mango topped with our fabulous Rosemary Croutons, finished with a bright Shallot Vinaigrette!

Black Kale and Spinach Salad with Baby Black Lentils and a Dusting of Cashews, Sweet Raspberries and Mango with Rosemary Croutons and a Shallot Vinaigrette

Ingredients

  • 2 large handfulls chopped Black Kale
  • 2 small handfulls baby spinach
  • 10-12 torn leaves of fresh Basil
  • 3/4 cup baby black lentils
  • 1 large mango diced
  • 1/2 red onion sliced
  • 4 tbsp cashew dust..(ground cashews)
  • 1 red bell pepper sliced
  • 1 handful of Rasberries to top
  • Rosemary croutons to garnish (see Kale Salad reicpe at CallicoonKitchen.com for rosemary croutons)

Dressing

  • 3/8 cup minced shallot
  • 3/8 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 1/2 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 3/4 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp agave nectar

Serves 4

Place all in a sealed jar and shake well..refrigerate unused portion.

Directions for salad…combine the 3 different greens in a large mixing bowl..add mango, onion and red pepper and drizzle with dressing to coat..season with salt and pepper..arrange on a plate and top with black lentils and Rasberries ..sprinkle with cashew dust and top with croutons.

Tips: Do not overdress salad. In place of raspberries you can substitute blackberries or blueberries.

Enjoy!

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Ron Badach
Living a healthy lifestyle and offering people creative plant based cooking ideas is a passion for Ron. In 2013 Ron appeared on ABC's The CHEW winning its "Hunky Husband Cook-off” with his signature Black Bean Burger. People from across the country began to contact Ron about how to transition away from a meat-centric diet. In response Ron launched his Callicoon Kitchen brand and began posting creative, easy to follow how-to cooking videos and recipes giving people hands-on techniques for making vegan dishes that they can incorporate into their own lives. A vegetarian for 20 years Ron is now 100% vegan and he is committed to sharing his belief in the benefits of organic produce and an active, healthy lifestyle. Ron combines strength training and running to stay fit. A huge animal lover, Ron loves to hang out with his rescued Black Lab, Otis. Future plans include a vegan product line and Callicoon Kitchen cookbook highlighting all his vegan in-house favorites. Ron lives in New York and Virginia with his wife and three daughters. Follow Ron on Follow Ron on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter. Check out and subscribe to Ron Badach Callicoon Kitchen at http://www.callicoonkitchen.com/

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