Monday, August 4, 2014

Supersonic Kale Salad with Smoked Tofu

Jenn was super excited making this. It basically has all of the ingredients you wish you had on hand to make a kale salad but (at least for us) usually never do.

Jenn works close to this super cheap healthy grocery store, that has ridiculously cheap produce, so this salad only comes to around $15 to make (for 4-5 servings), not too bad!

The end result was so so good, rich, and filling. We love using tahini as a dressing, it tastes so creamy and nutty but is totally healthy for you!

This recipe makes ALOT, so you'll probably have leftovers throughout the week, or you'll eat it all at once like Jenn and I did…:P

1 bunch of curly kale (broken down with 1 tbsp lemon juice, salt and 1 tbsp olive oil)
1 carton cherry tomatoes, halves
8 button mushrooms sliced
1 yellow zucchini, sliced
1/4 red onion, sliced.
1/2 container smoked tofu, sliced
1 red apple, cubed
1 avocado, sliced (for topping)
1/4 cup sunflower seeds (for topping)

Tahini dressing:
1/3 cup tahini
1 tbsp olive oil
2 small cloves garlic, crushed and minced
1-2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
Salt and pepper
Chili flakes (optional)

Start by breaking down the kale by massaging it with olive oil, salt and lemon juice. Prep ingredients. Sautee mushroom, zucchini with some olive oil in a pan (make sure to salt them so that it releases its liquid), after 2-3 minutes, add smoked tofu and cook until heated through and vegetables are done. Set aside veg and tofu on a paper towel. Drain out liquid from pan, add a little bit more oil and add in sunflower seeds to toast.

For dressing, if you have a food processor, processor everything together, if not you can easily just whip it with a fork! 

Add tomatoes, apples, onions and cooked veg and tofu to kale. Toss with dressing. Serve in bowls topped with sunflower seeds and sliced avocado. 

And there you have an extremely easy, healthy and filling lunch! We honestly could not stop eating this, the dressing and smoked tofu with the delicious apple crunch makes this amazing! Try it out!