ingredients

The cool thing about making kale salad is that you can let it sit (all dressed and everything!) for hours and hours and it just gets better.

kale salad

As I was planning our little picnic for the sand dunes last weekend, I knew it was going to be a long day and II wanted to bring along things that were healthy enough to get us though without wanting to take a snooze. We brought grilled chicken drumsticks, almonds, peaches, a few granola bars, sliced deli turkey, a peanut butter/honey sandwich for AB and this salad. We had dunes to hike and water to splash in and a four hour drive back to our house, darn it…no time for a post-lunch rest in the sand.

kale salad massage

Anway. Kale is the perfect pack-able green. This recipe is super basic (but it has about 15 grams of protein per serving!) so you should feel free to snazz it up a bit. I actually ate this along side of a peach, and thought that a chopped up peach would be perfect up on top of it. I’m pretty sure if you kept it in a cooler (or if it wasn’t super hot during the day) this would even make it a few days if you were camping.

Also, bonus. We forgot forks and this was totally manageable with fingers. FYI.

Happy picnicking!

seedy kale salad

seedy kale salad

serves 2

  • 1 head curly kale (tuscan would work well too)
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 2 T rice vinegar
  • 1/4 C sunflower seeds
  • 3 T hemp seeds
  • garlic salt (to taste)
  • pepper

pour the olive oil and vinegar over the washed and torn up kale and massage it around with your fingers a bit to get it all coated. Then top it with the rest of the ingredients. Easy peasy.

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