I’m not going to lie to you. I’ve been scared of trying kale salad. I tore out this recipe from Rachael Ray Everyday back in the end of 2010 with plans on making the recipe soon. It took me till March 2012 to actually make it. I was just scared, ya know? I mean, kale is thick,curly, and dark green. When I eat salads the lettuce is usually my least favorite part, it’s just the vessel to eat all the other yummy stuff. Since my dad went on his juice diet last summer, kale has been in my life a lot more. It’s constantly being juiced and I’ve recently become obsessed with kale chips. Also, seeing Aubrey’s kale salad made me want to try one a-sap! So, I went for it. I made kale salad and on a Friday night to boot!
Let me tell you, I am no longer afraid of kale salad. In fact, I’m excited to try more. I will soon be making Aub’s. Yes, I call her Aub, even though we’ve never met.
The flavor of this salad is slightly sweet from the jam and the kale itself, I taste a bit of banana…anyone ever tasted that? It’s also peppery and spicy. I think it’s just well balanced between sweet and spicy and I really dig that.