I have been creating so many beautiful salads this summer season and so often I get so carried away I forget to share them with you! Being The Holy Kale, I made a promise to create beautiful and tasty kale recipes so you can learn to enjoy this extremely nutrient-rich vegetable over and over again without getting bored. So this creation was a spin off of my typical massaged kale salad that I usually enjoy once a week or so for lunch. I think you will love this Tahini, Goji Berry, Kale with Black Rice salad as much as I do.
I also don’t want to forget mentioning black rice. Many of you most likely have not heard of or tried it yet, but this is hands down one of my most favorite grains to use. It has a really rich, nutty flavor that works really well to liven up any meal and it can even be used for desserts (think mixed in with coconut milk and mango). The black rice I buy is from Bhutan, which is on the eastern end of the Himalayas and borders India and China, and is an heirloom variety. Extremely high in a class of flavonoid antioxidants called anthocyanins, which are a great anti-inflammatory, it is also rich in iron. According to Chinese herbal medicine, it is even considered to be a blood tonifier and purifier, which made it the primary choice of emperors. Yumm!
Tahini, Goji Berry, Kale Salad with Black Rice
By The Holy Kale
1 Bunch of Kale, organic, chopped thin
1 ½ c Bhutanese Black Rice, cooked
1 oz Goji Berries
4 tbs. Pumpkin Seeds (pepitas), raw
2 tbs Tahini, raw
2 tsp Rice Wine Vinegar
2 tsp Nama Shoyu or Tamari
1 tsp Miso, organic
2 tsp Honey, raw
1 tbs Nutritional Yeast
½ tsp Sea Salt, unheated
¼ tsp Turmeric
1 tbs Thyme, chopped
- Place washed kale in a large bowl and add lemon juice. Massage thoroughly until it has reduced in size significantly and is soft.
- In a blender or food processor add ingredients for the dressing. Blend until creamy.
- Add dressing to the kale. Massage together until the kale is fully dressed.
- Add goji berries and pumpkin seeds to kale. Mix. Season with extra sea salt if need be.
- Serve kale on top of warm rice.