Warm Kale & Feta Salad

by Khushboo on August 24, 2015

I’m going to be honest- I haven’t done much cooking at all this summer. Sure I’ve been eating plenty of meals at home but most of them involve throwing together a sandwich, smearing hummus on rice cakes, sautéing some vegetables, whipping up an omelet or sticking a piece of fish in the oven.  What can I say, we keep it fancy over here ;) !  Another thing I’ve been hooked on is this Warm Kale & Feta Salad.

Warm Kale & Feta Salad (3)

At the risk of sounding like a total cliché, I love love kale.  Kale chips, dehydrated kale, sautéed kale…gimme!  They say that anything that tastes good is either immoral, illegal or fattening but I guess kale is the exception…at least in this recipe.  Fortunately kale is one heck of a nutritional sucker too.  It’s one of the few veggies that dispels the myth that you can only get protein from meat, calcium from milk or iron from beef.  A single cup of raw kale (about 67 grams or 2.4 ounces) contains 3g of protein & per calorie, kale has more iron than beef and more calcium than milk.  The calcium in kale is also better absorbed by the body than dairy – kale, freaking, yeah!

Warm Kale & Feta Salad (1)

I was a bit hesitant to post this recipe because it’s so simple.  However since it’s been my go-to for the past month, I couldn’t resist.  Some days I eat it as a side & others I make a meal out of it.  I’ve been experimenting with different forms of dairy to see how my body handles it and luckily cheese seems to fit the bill, especially feta given its relatively low lactose content.  

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If you’re vegan, avoiding dairy or just don’t like cheese (er what), sub in avocado  [click to continue…]

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