Creamy Kale Salad
Adapted from a recipe by QueenDump&Pour on allrecipes.com
4 cups chopped kale (ribs removed)
1/4 cup chopped red onion
3 tablespoons raisins
1/2 cup plain Greek-style yogurt
1/4 cup mayonnaise
2 teaspoons sugar
1 lemon, zested and juiced
3 tablespoons sunflower seeds, or 1/2 cup sunflower greens
Mix kale, red onion, and raisins in a large bowl.
Whisk yogurt, mayonnaise, sugar, lemon zest, and lemon juice together in a bowl; pour over the kale mixture and toss to coat. Refrigerate 2 hours to overnight. Sprinkle sunflower seeds or greens over the salad and toss to serve.
Roasted Root Vegetable and Kale Salad
Adapted from a recipe by Matt D on allrecipes.com
2 jewel yams, or 3 medium turnips or rutabagas, cut into 1-inch cubes
2 tablespoons olive oil
salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 onion, sliced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 bunch kale, torn into bite-sized pieces
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
Preheat an oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Toss the root vegetables with 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a bowl. Season to taste with salt and pepper, and arrange evenly onto a baking sheet.
Bake in the preheated oven until the yams are tender, 20 to 25 minutes. Cool to room temperature in the refrigerator.
Meanwhile, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir the onion and garlic until the onion has caramelized to a golden brown, about 15 minutes. Stir in the kale, cooking until wilted and tender. Transfer the kale mixture to a bowl, and cool to room temperature in the refrigerator.
Once all the ingredients have cooled, combine the root vegetables, kale, red wine vinegar, and fresh thyme in a bowl. Season to taste with salt and pepper, and gently stir to combine.