Monday, February 6, 2017

Redbor Kale and Smoked Salmon Salad

Redbor Kale and Smoked Salmon Salad
What a great game last night, we left the party early only to see that the Patriots resurrected themselves by the time we walked in our front door. Whew! Anyway now that is over. Hope your Monday is going great. I’ve made this Kale and smoked salmon salad twice now, both times with Redbor kale and I am smitten.

Redbor Kale
Redbor is my new favorite variety of kale. The color alone is a purplish red or if you like magenta. Even better is the fact that this kale is a wonderful source of vitamins A and C, iron, calcium, magnesium, potassium, protein, carbohydrates and dietary fiber. The leaves may be sautéed, steamed or eaten raw. When raw the flavor is similar to cabbage. The texture is crisp and fibrous, even more so than the common green variety. For this reason, after rinsing I cut the leaves into very small ribbons. Next the ribbons are “massaged” with lemon juice and then allowed to sit on the counter for an hour or so before the rest of the salad is put together. After some time you will notice the color and texture changes. The flavor will become more mellow as well. You will find that only half of the dressing will be needed to finish the salad.

Interesting to note: A decade ago this vegetable would have only served as a decoration on the side of a buffet. Enjoy!

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Redbor Kale and Smoked Salmon Salad

Enjoy this beautiful and nutrient-rich salad that is loaded with hot smoked salmon and avocado.
prep time: 20 MINScook time: 1 hourtotal time: 1 hours and 20 mins

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 head purple (redbor) kale, ribs removed, rinsed, dried and then cut into ¼ to 1/8 inch ribbons
  • ½ cup fresh lemon juice (divided)
  • 1 garlic clove (minced)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 4 ounces hot smoked salmon, (flake with a fork)
  • 1 Hass avocado sliced
  • ¼ cup panko bread crumbs
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Place kale in serving bowl, add ¼ cup lemon juice and knead with your finger-tips. Almost like your massaging them together. Let sit together on the counter for at least 60 minutes while the lemon tenderizes the leaves.
  2. In the meantime; whisk together the rest of the lemon juice, garlic and olive oil; set aside.
  3. When ready, toss in the panko, Parmesan cheese, salmon and avocado. Add dressing (I only used half) then salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy.
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48 comments:

  1. Wow - smoked salmon, avocado and kale together sound terrific. Great side note on kale being used as a decoration - you are so right!

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    1. I know, times certainly have changed. Thanks Tricia!

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  2. Striking combination Cheri! Really nice salad.

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  3. This is exactly the salad I need right now. I love all the ingredients.

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  4. I'm glad you enjoyed the game. The kale is such a pretty colour. Amazing how a few years ago it was just considered a decoration! Great salad that seems tasty and healthy xx

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    1. Thanks Charlie, I still use kale and cabbage leaves for "decoration" because I love the color.

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  5. I love that variety of kale!! Always grab it when it is at our local market! <3 - http://www.domesticgeekgirl.com

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  6. I love the colour of this kale. Something for me to grow in my garden when our drought is over.

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    1. Thanks Tandy, I love the color too, raw and cooked;)

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  7. We have a smoked salmon salad on our list of things to do, but yours is looks wonderful! The purple kale sounds amazing and will look out for it next time we re out shopping. Thanks for a great recipe!

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    1. Thanks Anna and Liz, the purple kale is my favorite.

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    1. Hi Angie, did not mean to delete your comment, sorry!

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  9. that kale is gorgeous! and what a nutritious meal! love the colors and textures.

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  10. How pretty is this! Love the colours together. I have some smoked trout at home and this would work a treat.

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    1. Smoked trout would be wonderful on this, thanks Caroline!

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  11. What a beautiful color! I don't think I've seen that variety but I could call Whole Foods to see if they carry it. Love all the components in your lovely salad!

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    1. Thanks Susan, even my husband liked this one.

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  12. I have yet to try this kale variety but this recipe will make me try to find it! What a great salad.

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  13. Once I learned that kale needs to be massaged, it made all the difference in wanting to eat it! I've never had this variety, but I'll look for it next time at the I'm at the grocery store. That I never would've dreamed of mixing it with smoked salmon… How creative!

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    1. I feel the same way David, massaging the kale makes all the difference;)

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  14. It looks delicious, beautiful color too. I'm half embarrassed to say I've never made kale, but after seeing this I should try it. It has to be great with salmon!

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    1. Thanks Pam, salmon makes everything taste better.

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  15. Yum, this looks wonderful and it's a perfect meal to make up for all the Super Bowl indulging!

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    1. Thanks Chris, yes it seems like this time of year I am making up for one holiday or event after another.

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  16. You truly are the veggie connoisseur Cheri. Thank you for the intro to Redbor Kale. Love "regular" cabbage so I assume some lemon massaged Rebor would be right up my alley! =)

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    1. Lol, your so funny Kim, yes, I think that you would love this particular veggie;)

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  17. Looks good. I'd eat just because I love purple. No really it looks great and I don't think i have seen purple kale

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    1. Hi Tania, I bet you would like this one, it really is delicious. Thanks!

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  18. Looks absolutely wonderful, Cheri. D

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    1. Thanks Dena, we are so fortunate to be able to have such a variety of fresh veggies this time of year.

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  19. The purple kale looks amazing paired with smoked salmon---so pretty! Looks like the perfect lunch :)

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    1. Thanks Liz, I loved the color of this salad too.....

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  20. You're right that a decade ago kale was mainly used for decoration. Times have changed, haven't they? Of course when I was a kid (50s and 60s), most of the year you could only find mushrooms in the canned foods aisle! Haven't heard of this variety of kale, but it look awesome. And speaking of which, this salad is exactly that. Thanks!

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    1. Thanks John, times certainly have changed, I remember growing up my mom boiling almost every single veggie. (I wonder what my kids are saying about me)lol.

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  21. Beautiful salad Cheri...I have never used this kind of kale...I must look into it. I love the combination of smoked salmon and the creamy avocado...
    I hope you are having a great week :)

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    1. Thanks Juliana, yes I am having a great week, thanks for stopping by.

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  22. I saw the most beautiful purple kale at the store yesterday but stuck with green. Next time I am going to check out the purple. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. Hope you have a chance to try the purple Laura, the color is a little crazy.

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  23. Looks great Cheri! I'll have to keep this in mind for my "bored with broiled salmon" moods!

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    1. Hi Inger, salmon is my favorite fish and I really enjoy the hot smoked variety

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