Monthly Archives: April 2014

Detox Kale Salad

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When I say detox, I don’t mean non-fat dressing made of lemon juice, cayenne and apple cider vinegar. I mean detox, like it’s Monday, and I don’t know if I’m hungover or getting sick so I need vegetables that don’t suck and are raw detox. No one craves kale or kale juice–you’re lying if you do. BUT, you might like the sh*t that comes with it–like the dressing, which is exactly why I always order the kale salad at Houston’s when I am back in the big City. And yes, I realize that it is called Hillstone now, but I don’t care for change. (which is probably why I still can’t seem to stop introducing myself with my maiden name… I still think my husband should have switched to my name, three two syllable names has a nice ring to it.)

Anyways–here is my riff on Houston’s kale salad. The dressing is the most important part, and I tried several different ways based on other food blogs that tried to recreate it.

Salad Ingredients

  • 5 cups of chopped kale (this will get smaller as you add dressing)
  • 1.5 cups of shredded cabbage
  • 1 cup chopped cilantro
  • 2 green onions, chopped including stems

Dressing ingredients

  • 1/3 cup peanut oil plus 1 tbs
  • 2 tbs. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbs. sesame oil
  • 1 tbs. soy sauce
  • 1 tbs. honey

I used a blender to mix the dressing. It was way easier than trying to whisk in the ingredients. Combine the dressing with all the other shiz and massage the kale. It seems creepy–just do it. Let it sit in the fridge for an hour then top with crushed peanuts. Makes your Monday not suck so bad. photo 1