Kale and white beet salad – Vegan recipe

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Hello darlings,

When it comes to trends I am usually a snob. I like to go against the flow and form my own way but that’s not always the case. I can spot a trend that will face a demise in a couple of months (remember the fidget spinners?) or a bit longer (how many of you still play pocemon?) from one that’s here to stay. Kale in my opinion is a case of the latter.

And if you are shocked that I attributed kale as a trend, please bear in mind that we don’t live in the US of A and things tend to get to us in their own sweet pace. Or in the case of kale it only appeared in the organically grown farmer’s market last year.



Of course our grandparents knew it and ate it during the occupation but it fell off the radar after that, only to re-emerge a few years ago mostly due to the internet and a couple of healthy food companies that sold kale chips.

Anyway, I first bought some to make chips. I love potato chips and I don’t eat them because, let’s face it, you’ll be hard pressed to find a more unhealthy snack! But kale, I mean, it would be healthy right? So I made some chips in the oven and they were more bitter than my mother in law! I mean seriously? How can you eat that stuff? So I left kale and all its glory and never thought of it again until recently.

I read again about its benefits and how it doesn’t have any fat and how much iron it contains and this time I ate it raw in a salad. And lo and behold, I’ve seen the light! It was delicious!!!

It’s become an obsession of mine especially now that I need to shed some kg and I watch what I put in my mouth. You dirty minds, you.

Ingredients:


This makes a large salad for one person. Everything is organically grown.
2-3 kale leaves, washed and free from their stem
2-3 white beet leaves
2-3 lettuce leaves
a bit of spinach 
1 cucumber
half an avocado
Extra virgin olive oil
Balsamic Vinegar


Procedure:


Use your hands to cut the leaves in large chunks. Slice the cucumber and avocado and toss them in. 


Mix a tablespoon of olive oil with a tablespoon of vinegar and pour it in the salad bowl. My new salad fork is from Tiger, isn't it cute?





This salad is the prefect side dish for broad bean purée or for fish if you are not a vegan.

Enjoy!

Lots of love


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38 comments

  1. such a fun salad! I eat salad everyday so this is definitely being added to my list. I get tired of the same salads everyday so this will be a nice twist. Thanks for sharing this recipe xx

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  2. I love green salad, i'm a big fan of avocado, looks like a great recipe, would love to try it later on

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  3. Yum, this salad looks fabulous! I'll be trying this out soon. I'm always looking for salads to try out!

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  4. I can imagine how refreshing this is! So perfect for the summer. I love the combination of vinegar and cucumber! Totally a must try!

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  5. I hope there is kale here in Qatar. This salad looks delicious.

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  6. I have to admit that I am not a kale fan, no matter how many healthy benefits it has. Your salad sounds delicious though (except for the kale).

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  7. I am not a salad person, or a kale person. However, your salad looks quite tasty. I'd just omit the kale, and add more spinach.

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  8. I actually love kale, and seeing as you are a fan of the sprouted veg I definitely recommend 'kalettes' if you have ever tried it? A delicious alternative to brussel sprouts and it does not make you as gassy haha! On another note, the white beets is not something that I have tried before but I would like to and it sounds like the perfect ingredient for salads too.

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  9. I'm trying to eat healthier, and upping my intake of foods like kale, so this would be great! It looks really appetising and healthy!

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  10. This salad looks very good! Super green though! I love kale, I am cooking it with everything at the moment but never had it in a salad!

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  11. Ok, I think you have convinced me to finally try kale raw in a salad. The only way I have ate it is cooked and blended in a smoothie. I love how green it is. Thanks for sharing!

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  12. Hands up I love kale but I don't normally use it in a salad, definitely something I'll have to give a try.

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  13. Oh my! I never knew about white beet leaves... I love Kale and its unique taste... sure going to try this :)

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  14. I've never heard of white beet but this salad looks absolutely delicious. I know what I'll be making for lunch tomorrow...

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  15. White beets? I had no idea that was a thing. This salad looks great!

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  16. I have never heard of white beets but this recipe looks so bomb! Love salads and this looks like a yummy one.

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  17. This Kale and White Beet salad looks nice. Unfortunately, I'm allergic to beets of any kind so it's such a shame. I bet it was yummy!

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  18. This looks really lovely. I really need to start incorporating more Kale in to my diet and I really enjoy it!

    Ami xxx

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  19. I'm loving this vegan treat! I like adding lots greens to my diet. Kale is definitely one of the ones I enjoy most.

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  20. That looks delicious. And that fork is huge and awesome. Perfect for mixing salad recipes.

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  21. I can honestly say I don't think I've ever tried beet leaves before! I really love beetroot though, so maybe I'd like them. What would you describe their flavour like? x

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  22. Vegan and its a salad: perfect for me!

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  23. That is a great looking salad. I like the serving utensil you have with it too!

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  24. I've never come across white beet! I think I would really enjoy this salad - love that it is vegan!

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  25. I'm not a big fan of kale but this salad looks so good. I might've to try making this for my family since they likes kale. I know they're going to like this.

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  26. Looks healthy, delicious and colorfuL! What more could you possibly want?! :)

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  27. I'd love to try this but I guess I need to figure out first if the Beet and Kale leaves are available in my nearby groceries. It's my first time to learn about this vegetables.

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  28. This looks delicious. I love adding kale to stir fry. I'm not sure I've ever seen beet leaves in the supermarket but I'll have a look out for them.
    I still play Pokemon too ;)

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  29. This is such a great idea for those who are on diet 😊😊😊

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  30. This is a very healthy meal! Thanks for sharing the recipe. I might try it this weekend.

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  31. Oh this is perfect! Eating greens are my favorite and a must to my lifestyle.

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  32. It looks good! Nice salad and healthy too.

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  33. I love a good salad. Kale is sooo good, I am not vegan but I would devour this!

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  34. Wow I’ve never tried white beet leaves before. But I’m definitely up for giving it a try. I adore fresh salads so I can already see this one being a great one to try.

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  35. Love a good salad. I'm not a fan of beet at all but, I do love Kale so, I would just pluck the beets out...lol. That does look delicious though.

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  36. I love green salads and this is such an interesting combination! How are the white beet leaves, I've never tasted them?

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