Fruit and Kale Salad with Poppy Seed Buttermilk Dressing
Poppy Seed Buttermilk Dressing
1/4cupapple cider vinegar
Zest of half a lemon
Salt and pepper to taste
1bunch kale sliced in thin ribbons
1-2clementine orangessectioned and cut in small pieces
4-6radishes cut in small matchsticks
1/4cupsalted dry roasted sunflower seedsmore if you like them
Juice of half a lemon
Salt and pepper
Fruit and Kale Salad with Poopy Seed Buttermilk Dressing
Wish together all the ingredients for the dressing, taste and adjust flavors as needed. Make the dressing and store in the refrigerator for as long as a few days.
Remove the stems from the kale saving only the tender leaves, dry well. Slice the kale into thin ribbons. Add all the rest of the salad ingredients and toss with juice of half a lemon, salt and pepper. Kale is hearty and you want the salt and lemon to help break down the leaves so toss aggressively, I like to use my hands so I don’t damage the fruit but get a good mix on the rest. Salad can rest like this for as long as an hour or more, just be sure you added enough lemon juice to keep the apples from browning.
When ready to serve toss with the poppy seed buttermilk dressing. I like to serve this salad pre-dressed almost like a cole slaw.
If you find kale to strong or tough try either baby kale or swiss chard, both are more delicate.