We’ve been bringing a bunch of hearty salads to work for lunch because of the limited takeout options in the neighborhood. Let me back up. We aren’t salad-for-lunch gals by nature. We are gals who can eat most men under the table. In fact, I finished my husband’s entree on our first date. I’m not proud, but there it is. That said, the realities of the post-40 gut are undeniable and, as such, we try to be good. Yesterday’s finely chopped kale salad with crumbled feta, chopped carrots, celery, apple, hard-boiled egg and red onion with a garlic, olive oil, lemon vinaigrette was nice and filling. Granted, we weren’t shy with the feta, but a gal’s gotta fill her belly.
Hefty Kale Salad for Two
a bunch of kale, finely chopped, as you would for slaw
a celery stalk, chopped
a carrot, chopped
a few slivers of red onion
1/4 of a block of feta, crumbled and tossed vigorously into dressed salad, so that it incorporates
This works as a salad for two for dinner. Other protein like grilled steak or roasted chicken make nice additions.