Thursday, December 8, 2011

Grilled Veggie Kale Salad

As always, made with love ... ♥ The secret here is a good panini maker!

Serves 4
  • 3 cups washed and cut kale 
  • 1 washed eggplant sliced and cut into fourths 
  • 1 washed zucchini squash sliced and halved
  • 1 ripe avocado sliced
  • 10 washed cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 3 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tablespoon aged balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 lemon
    1. Turn the stove to low heat, and place kale, basil, and 2 tablespoons olive oil in a pan. Cover, and allow to sit for 8-10 minutes stirring occasionally.
    2. Rub eggplant and zucchini with remaining olive oil, and grill in panini maker, or on an actual grill, for 5 minutes.
    3. In a salad bowl, toss together the sauteed basil kale, grilled veggies, sliced avocado, tomatoes, balsamic, and garnish with lemon. 
    Now this is kale dressed to impress if I ever saw! I recommend you try this. Please comment if you do!


    1. wow this looks so good!! will have to try sometime this week! I made your almond butter sandwich with blakberry spread for breakfast this morning and it was so good!! I actually made another one for later on today!

    2. I'm so happy to hear that!!! Let me know if you want any almond butter brand recommendations, as I've tried them ALL :)

    3. We must be Kale Twins! Love making everything with Kale and this looks like a great addition to the recipe box!
      BTW: I think you might just love my site as well.. its called The Holy Kale :)

    4. Lauren from The Holy Kale-- I'm on your site right now and don't even know what to do with myself because I'm so excited... Book marked your page and look forward to keeping up wih your fabulous posts! We are in fact Kale Twins :)

    5. What a great snack idea too.