Having determined to post every week since the beginning 2014, I need to excuse myself this time, as I am already two days behind my schedule. My aunt and uncle visited us from India last week and was pretty excited about their arrival, so I was busy cleaning the house which is nearly impossible having a toddler at home but tried my best. Thought I would enjoy completely with them as I was going to see them after a year and thought to start my blog work on sunday, which is a day ahead of my schedule, but still felt okay with the plan…Well I had a wonderful time with them and they returned back to their son’s place by saturday evening.. I just spent sunday morning doing nothing but play with my son… and evening went in planning which recipe to post first 🙂 So, here I am with no further delay in posting a refreshing salad which was actually hated by my toddler “naturally” but my husband and I loved it and will be making it again!
Fresh lime juice- 3 tbsp
Extra virgin olive oil- 2 tbsp
1 bunch kale, ribs removed- leaves thinly sliced
Soft dates- 1/4 cup sliced
Cranberries- 1/8 cup
Honey crisp apples- 1, sliced thin and long
Carrots- 1/2 cut into match stick size strips
Purple cabbage- 1/4 cup chopped (optional)
Roasted pumpkin seeds- 1/4 cup
Freshly ground pepper
Whisk together lemon juice, olive oil and salt. Toss kale in this mixture, allow to stand for 10 minutes. Massage the kale in between, which helps it to soften….
Then mix with dates, sliced apples, carrots, pumpkin seeds and cranberries. I also added some chopped purple cabbage which I had in hand. Add pepper and salt according to your taste, mix well and serve!
A very refreshing salad and having massaged the kale removed the bitter taste and eating with apples and dates gave the perfect sweetness to the salad!