Oh, kale. Oh how I dig you so.
And zucchini, oh how I wish we could ride off together into the sunset. Just the two of us.
But we should invite the kale along too, because remember how I just said I dig it so? I do. I do dig it so.
And if there's room, would it be okay to invite some blue cheese crumbles along? Because you know cheese is my ultimate weakness and I'd wither away within moments without it. You know this, yes? Could it come along?
And you know what, I'll pack lighter if it means that some yummy toasted cashews could join us. Because nuts are my kryptonite and I'd simply fall APART without them! Stop giggling, you know what I mean.
The weirdest person alive.
Alrighty! This is a single lady salad, so I kept it rather small. Grab a couple cups of kale, a zucchini, some blue cheese crumbles, and some cashews! (We’ll get to the dressing in a sec.)
Start by taking a veggie peeler and slicing thin little ribbons out of the zucc. Just like 10 to 15 ribbons. Whatever you feel like.
Also, tear the kale away from the stems in little chunks.
Now, on a little grill (indoor or outdoor, your pick) lightly coat the grates with cooking spray. Bring the grill to a medium-high heat and arrange the ribbons on the grates. Lightly sprinkle them with salt and peppa. Once you start to see browning where the grates are, you can use some tongs and just remove them from the grill! The ribbons are so thin, there's no real need to flip and grill the other side. It like, grills RIGHT through it. Try it. You'll see. OH YOU WILL SEE.
Dressing time! In a little bowl, whisk together some olive oil, lemon juice, honey and a pinch of salt and pepper. Done.
Oh wait! Lightly toast your cashews. For the love.
Now, in a bowl, toss the kale leaves with the dressing. Mmmmmmm.
Now arrange it on a plate and top with grilled zucchini ribbons, cashews and a good sprinkling of blue cheese.
This is absolutely perfect for starter salads at a dinner party, or main salads if you wanted to add grilled chicken or shrimp!
More Kale Recipes For even more marvelous musings, visit Bev Cooks and her Tablespoon profile.