Yes, you read that right. I have a favorite kale salad. Now, it's no secret that our friend Cate Nolan loves kale. So today, I thought I'd revisit a kale slaw I discovered a few years back, just to show her that I'm not a kale hater. In reality, I really do like this salad, however it does take a little time to prep.Here's what you'll need:
- 1 head kale, stems removed and sliced thin
- 1 large carrot, grated
- juice of one orange
- juice of half a lemon
- ground black pepper1 Tbsp. olive oil
- 1/2 red onion, sliced thin
- 1 slice bacon, cooked crisp and chopped
- 1 rounded Tbsp. mayonnaise
Place the kale into a salad bowl.
Set kale aside.
Prepare a large bowl of ice water and a saucepan with boiling water.
Place the sliced onion into the boiling water for 15-30 seconds.
Remove and immediately plunge into ice water to stop the cooking process. This removes the bitter taste of the raw onion.
Drain the water and blot the onions with a paper towel.
Add the onion, bacon, olive oil, salt, and pepper to kale and toss.
Add the mayonnaise and mix the slaw well.
Refrigerate until ready to serve. Can be made several hours in advance.
Just look at all those vibrant colors.
This is so yummy, y'all. That citrusy flavor lends just enough sweetness to make it addicting. Making it a perfect addition to your summer salad list. After all, IT HAS BACON! Now how could that be bad?
Here at the ranch, we are between grandkids. One left Sunday and the next group will be in just in time for the fourth. Can you believe it's already the 4th of July? Wasn't it just winter? I'm still working on my menu, so I'm hoping you'll tell me about some of your favorite 4th of July celebration dishes.
Three time Carol Award finalist Mindy Obenhaus lives on a ranch in Texas with her husband, the youngest of her five children and two dogs. She passionate about touching readers with Biblical truths in an entertaining, and sometimes adventurous, manner. When she's not writing, she enjoys cooking and spending time with her grandchildren. Learn more a mindyobenhaus.com.