Massaged kale salad topped with blueberries, goat cheese, slightly spicy candied almonds and finished with a creamy blueberry vinaigrette. Get at this summer goodness!
Guys. GUYS. Guess what?!
My friend Julia’s second cookbook was just published! Readers who have been around for a bit will remember that Julia’s first book came out earlier this year and was all about making your own probiotic drinks at home. This book, Let Them Eat Kale: Simple and Delicious Recipes for Everyone’s Favorite Superfood, is all about…can you guess? KALE!
Julia is the master at making all the healthy things. If I’m the queen of the carb, Julia is the queen of the veg. Even more than that, she is the master of making all the healthy things that I actually want to eat. And believe you me, it takes a lot for me to want to put down the pie/cheese/ice cream and crave vegetables. And yet, Julia manages to make me do just that on a regular basis.
So when I picked up her new book and found a recipe for Massaged Kale Salad with Rosemary Candied Walnuts and Creamy Blueberry Vinaigrette, I pretty much booked it to the store immediately. Candied nuts wait for no one.
In typical Stephie style, I played with a few components of the recipe – I changed out the walnuts for candied almonds with just a pinch of cayenne for subtle heat (trust me, don’t skip the cayenne – all you need is a pinch and it is amazing in these nuts) and swapped the red onion in the salad with some fresh summer sweet corn. And then I helped myself to a big heaping bowl of this salad because it is summer in a bowl. Oh, and because goat cheese. ‘Nough said.
Oo, guess what else?! One lucky reader will have a chance to win a copy of Let Them Eat Kale! To enter to win, just comment below and tell me what your favorite summertime vegetable or fruit is. Mine would have to be peaches. No, blueberries. No, strawberries. No…um…
Giveaway runs until Thursday, July 24 at 10 pm. Winner will be emailed and will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. Good luck!