Kale Salad with Sesame dressing

This is recipe is sent in from Donna Balcaen who says it’s a family favorite.  I think it will be extra good when our Brussels sprouts are ready.

Kale Salad with Sesame Dressing

makes 4 servings…

1Tbsp. white sesame seeds

1 lb. kale, steamed and sliced thinly (I use it raw)

1/4 tsp. sea salt

1 Tbsp. plus 1 tsp. vegetable oil, divided

5 large Brussel sprouts, trimmed, halved lengthwise, and thinly sliced crosswise

1 clove garlic, minced

1 1/2 Tbsp. rice vinegar

1 Tbsp. soy sauce

2 tsp. toasted sesame oil

crushed red pepper flakes, for garnish (optional)

1 scallion, thinly sliced, for garnish.

1. In a small skillet, toast sesame seeds over medium-high heat, shaking, until golden brown, about 1 minute.  Transfer to plate and set aside to cool.

2. In a large bowl, toss kale with salt and 1 tsp. vegetable oil and rub into kale to soften.  Add Brussel sprouts and toss well.

3. In a small bowl, whisk together garlic, vinegar, soy sauce, sesame oil, and remaining Tbsp. vegetable oil.  Pour dressing over greens, add reserved sesame seeds and toss well.

4. Garnish with a pinch of red pepper flakes (optional) and scallions… Serve and enjoy!