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11/29/07 - Lacinato Kale Salad

It may not look like much, but this is a wonderful salad made with our own local lacinato kale, which is sometimes called dinosaur kale because of its wrinkled leaves.

The recipe is simple. Take a bunch of lacinato kale, clean it, remove the stalks, roll it up and cut it into thin strips, perhaps a 1/4 or 1/3 of an inch across. Toss it with a couple of cloves worth of minced garlic, a teaspoon of dried red pepper flakes, a tablespoon of olive oil and lots of lemon. Some lemons are juicier than others, so sometimes a half a lemon will do it, but sometimes we'll need as whole lemon's worth.

It's a light, refreshing salad, and real taste of the North Olympic Peninsula.

Keywords: food, recipe, kale