You know I'm the Queen of Kale. It's a superfood. It has more iron per gram than red meat. But I know how icky kale is to most people. My husband give me that withering look whenever "dinner" and "kale" are in the same sentence. But even my husband, who is in recovery from a meat-and-potatoes (plus overcooked brocolli) food plan from childhood, loves this salad.
Behold the most amazing marinade over raw kale: Ani Phyo's Sunflower Thyme Marinade. Ani's marinade softens the kale and is so flavorful, you'll forget how good it is for you. Thank you to my dear friend from high school who made this for me recently!
Ani Phyo's Sunflower Thyme Marinade
2 T thyme
1 clove garlic
1 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup sunflower seeds soaked an hour or more and then drained
1 T apple cider vinegar
1 t sea salt
(2 T lemon juice--my friend's addition)
Blend all ingredients until smooth. Marinade will keep for 3-4 days and makes enough for a few salads.
From her life-altering book, Ani's Raw Food Kitchen.
I mean it about the life-altering part - I love her raw, soaked oat groats for breakfast.
Please share any other marinades you think are awesome over kale in the comments section!