It’s hard to believe I hadn’t written a review of this salad yet! Months ago I saw Dawn over at Vegan Moxie post a picture of this salad and knew I must try it right away. I bought a kindle copy of Blissful Bites before we moved, but hadn’t really gotten to explore it due to my extreme decrease in cooking at home since then.
This should really be called Pizza Kale salad b/c it’s much more reminiscent of that comfort food, over mac n cheese due to its sun dried tomatoes and nooch.
Ingredients aren’t too complicated, and the only mixing you do is in the bowl, with your hands. (Easy!) This was the 1st time I used an avocado that wasn’t way overripe, so I even retained some pieces of it this time after massaging everything together!
I’ve made this a number of times now due to its addictive nature. Initially, I couldn’t find plain, dry sun dried tomatoes, so I used the ones in olive oil and omitted the extra oil. Now that I found some at Trader Joe’s (our WF doesn’t carry them), I use a tsp. of the leftover [now] tomato infused oil for the recipe. In fact, the last time I made it, I was out of the tomatoes and just used the infused oil, and it was still good. (So much so that I ate the whole giant bowl in one sitting!)
You can find out more about macrobiotic chef Christy Morgan, her book, and her recipes over at her website, TheBlissfulChef.com. I’ll be meeting her for the 1st time/karaokeing with/seeing her in a couple months in Portland for Vida Vegan Con! 🙂
Oh! And Spring has finally begun over here in Seattle! Here’s what greeted me when I left the parking garage on aptly named Cherry Street today!