I wanted something like a coleslaw, that could be made a day ahead of time, but still offer some use of all of the kale growing in the garden. So here, kale and apples, together!
Total Time: 10 minutes??? Just slicing, shaking, and combining :)
1 big bunch of kale
3 apples, any kind!
3 tbsp cider vinegar
2 tbsp maple syrup or honey
2 tsp Dijon mustard
1 1/2 tsp poppy seeds
Pinch of sea salt & pepper
3 tbsp olive oil
1/2 cup small-diced red onion
What to do:
1) Cut the thick stems out of eat leaf of kale. They are bitter tasting and not needed. Roll the leaf up and cut down, sliced into thin pieces, similar to that of a 'slaw'. Place in a large bowl. Massage gently to soften a bit.
2) Slice up apple in a similar way, match-stick style. Add to kale and toss together.
3) For the dressing, place all other ingredients in a jar or plastic container. Cover well and shake! Shake until evenly combined. Test taste and adjust ingredients, if needed (sometimes a bit more sweetener or salt). Pour over kale and apples and toss well to combine. Let sit, covered, in refrigerator for about 15 minutes if serving right away, or refrigerate for up to a day ahead. It should still be crunchy and delicious.