The easiest ways to serve kale are to steam it, or to tear the leaves into little bits and add them to a green salad. Kale can also be added to just about anything you are cooking: potato salad, stews, soups, stir fries, mashed potatoes, etcetera. Here is an especially tasty way to prepare it using Gil’s special Ginger Dressing.
Combine in a large bowl:
2 cups kale, ribs removed, sliced thin crosswise & cut into 1" pieces
1/2 cup red mustard leaves, sliced thin crosswise & cut into 1" pieces
1/2 cup chives, cut into 1" lengths
1 med carrot, coarsely grated
1/2 cup raisins
4 tbsp sesame oil
2 tbsp brown rice vinegar
1 tbsp grated fresh ginger
2 tsp honey
1 tbsp lime juice
1/2 cup organic mayonnaise
1/4 tsp ground pepper
Heat the sesame oil over medium heat in a small saucepan. Turn down to medium low, then add the grated ginger. Saute until the flavors absorb (4-5 minutes). Remove from heat. Add vinegar, honey, lime juice and pepper. Stir until blended. Place the mayonnaise into a bowl, then stir in the blended mixture. Add about 1/4 cup of the dressing to the kale mixture and mix well. Add more as needed to taste. -G.H.