Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Warm Kale and Beet Salad

Warm Kale and Beet Salad

I'm feeling very virtuous today.  After my morning workout, I tried to think of the healthiest possible lunch with the ingredients on hand.  With a pot of cooked beets waiting to be peeled on the stove and a slightly wilted bunch of kale in the fridge, I decided to combine the two into a delicious warm salad.  

Warm Kale and Beet Salad

1/2 bunch of kale (approximately 6-8 cups chopped)
2 cooked beets
4 teaspoons seasoned rice vinegar
2 teaspoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon agave nectar (or sweetener of your choice)
1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
toasted sesame seeds

Remove the tough stems from the kale and chop into fairly thin strips.  Steam the kale lightly for approximately 2 minutes.  Slice the cooked beets and then cut into matchsticks.  In a small bowl, combine the rice vinegar, soy sauce, agave nectar and sesame oil.  Toss the kale and beets with the dressing and garnish with sesame seeds.


  1. Nice, two very healthy and tasty vegetables there, and that dressing sound delicious.

    1. Thanks Hilda! I feel very virtuous when eating this and it's tasty too.