When you need a simple side…

I am not sure how many people noticed but my website was down for about a day.  For me, a person who really doesn’t understand computer codes, nor do I really want to, it is super frustrating when something isn’t working.  Whenever my site is down I tend to spend way longer than I should trying to get it back up.  I was really in need of a simple tasty recipe after all my computer confusions.

The recipe came from:

The recipe tagged was for Black Kale and Cabbage Salad.

This one as I said was super simple! I mixed toasted sesame seeds, ginger, olive oil, sesame oil, rice vinegar, soy sauce and mirin in my food processor.

I then cut the ribs from kale and cut the leaves into ribbons. I thinly sliced cabbage and mixed it with the kale.

I mixed the dressing with the kale and cabbage and then refrigerated for several hours before serving. DONE!

How did it taste: The key for this one is letting the kale sit in the dressing for a few hours to remove some of its bitterness.  It worked like a charm.  Plus the dressing itself was super flavorful.  Like I said this one is a great dish to have already made for a dinner party – all you have to do is pull it out of the fridge.  And this is probably the only salad I have brought to work for lunch with the dressing premixed – making it so I didn’t have to bring a small container of dressing to work!

Simple and Delicious Kale and Cabbage Salad
  1. ¼ cup toasted sesame seeds*
  2. 1 inch piece of ginger, peeled and chopped
  3. 5 TB olive oil
  4. ¼ cup toasted sesame oil
  5. 3 TB rice vinegar
  6. 3 TB soy sauce
  7. 1 TB mirin (or honey)
  8. 1 lb kale, ribs removed, leaves ribbon cut
  9. 1 lb red cabbage, thinly sliced
  1. Place sesame seeds, ginger, olive oil, toasted sesame oil, rice vinegar, soy sauce and mirin in a food processor. Process until smooth.
  2. In a large bowl mix kale and cabbage. Stir in dressing and continue to stir until kale is fully coated. Refrigerate 4-6 hours before serving.
  1. serves 6-8 as a side
  2. *buy pre-toasted sesame seeds or toast your own by placing white sesame seeds in a 350 F oven for 15 minute, tossing half way through.
Adapted from Brooklyn Rustic
Adapted from Brooklyn Rustic
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