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Two of our students' favorite recipes from this year are below: apple beet salad and Tuscan kale salad. Please make them at home, share them with friends, and encourage them to donate today!
Tuscan Kale Salad
2 bunches Tuscan kale (also known as Black or Lacinato or Dino kale)
1—2 garlic cloves, passed through a garlic press or grated into a pulp on a microplane
6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
juice squeezed from 2 lemons
½ teaspoon salt
black pepper, to taste
¼ cup plain bread crumbs
¼ to ½ cup finely grated cheese such as Parmesan, Romano or Asiago
Gently rip out kale stems with your fingers and throw away. Stack up kale leaves or roll them together and slice into ¼ inch wide ribbons. Place kale in a large bowl.
Put the garlic, olive oil, lemon juice and salt in a small jar or other container with a lid. Shake vigorously to combine.
Pour dressing over kale and toss well. (The dressing will be thick and need lots of tossing to coat leaves. You may even want to use your hands to rub it in.)
Let salad sit for at least 5 minutes so that the lemon juice can tenderize the kale leaves.
Sprinkle with the bread crumbs and cheese, mix well and enjoy.
Apple Beet SaladIngredients
2 medium beets
½ cup olive oil
¼ cup balsamic vinegar
1 clove garlic mashed through a microplane or the smallest holes in a grater
about ½ to 1 teaspoon salt to taste
about 1 tablespoon brown sugar to taste
Core the apples and peel the beets. Grate them on a box grater or with the grating attachment of a food processor. Put grated apples and beets in a large bowl.
Put all the salad dressing ingredients in a jar and shake well. Pour in just enough dressing to coat the apples and beets, but not enough to drench them. Mix well.
*This salad is also delicious with carrots. Just peel a few carrots, and put them through the food processor with the apples and beets.