My grandmother used to grow kale in her vegetable garden so as a child in the mid 1950s, it was de rigueur at the dinner table. With the Low Carbs, High Fat diet, the vegetable seems to have come back into fashion once more. Here Tracy Foulkes, one of most inventive chefs, creates a deliciously fresh kale salad, perfect with a full flavoured white wine like the Groot Constantia Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2015.
Kale & Asparagus Salad
120g kale (small bunch)
10ml NOMU Extra Virgin Olive Oil
150g baby asparagus spears
1 tablespoon NOMU BBQ Rub
Whole avo, sliced
30 g nuts & seeds
⅓ cup tahini paste
⅓ cup white miso paste
⅓ cup freshly squeezed orange juice
1 garlic clove, peeled
NOMU Pink Salt & freshly ground NOMU Rainbow Pepper
1 tablespoon honey
2 tablespoons lime or lemon juice (adjust according to taste)
2 tablespoons NOMU Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Water as required
Remove the hard rib out of the kale and chop the leaves into chunky pieces.
Add the 10 ml Olive oil and gently “massage” the kale. This is to soften it a bit but be careful not to overdo it, as the kale will become limp.
Combine the BBQ Rub & 5ml olive oil and toss asparagus in this mixture until coated.
Heat a small pan to medium high heat and grill the asparagus until just bright green and still crunchy. Add the warm asparagus to the kale and set aside while you make the dressing.
Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth, adding water to thin out until it is the consistency of pouring cream. Don’t forget to taste the dressing to adjust seasoning and citrus to taste.
Drizzle dressing over salad and serve with sliced avo and nut and seed sprinkles.
Michal’s wine recommendation – CLICK HERE
Tracy Foulkes is the heart and soul behind NOMU. Her passion for flavour inspired her to start the company in December 2000 in a very small, front room of her home in central Cape Town. Her love of spices and the stylish, uncomplicated way she loves to cook is very much evident in the NOMU range of products where the emphasis is always very clearly on Quality, Consistency and Innovation with an authentic and unusually personal story attached!
Tracy has become a well-respected South African food personality and businesswoman while NOMU’s story as an entrepreneurial case-study and branding success story has also seen the brand earn critical acclaim and attention in a variety of food related television programs, featured editorials and events. The NOMU Brand Story is presented in a variety of public speaking events throughout the year by Tracy’s partner and NOMU Co-Creator, Paul Raphaely.
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