Not exactly salad weather we’re having here… but there are days that call for a little green… I have used a spiralizer before, at my mums place in Colorado, and it was quite a large contraption which took up quite a bit of space on the kitchen counter. Coming back here, I realized I wasn’t going to be able to house such a thing as I really don’t have that kind of space… But then I found the perfect compromise!
This bow tie looking thing is the next best thing.. it’s small and it does the job… the only thing I would say against it would be that it wastes a little of the end of the veggie.. but thats ok, so I just cut that bit up and ate it! I’m happy with this… and it was pretty decently priced too…Check it out: http://www.gefu.com/nc/en/kitchen-tools/the-art-of-straining/detail/spiralschneider-spirelli.html
I like this salad… it has a lot of CRUNCH to it… That’s what I like about food.. texture… I love soups and stuff but I would never put a soup in place of a salad, or a smoothie in place of a bowl of fruit…
Here’s to Mondays..!
- 200 grams curly kale, chopped “chiffonade”
- 1 large cucumber, spiralized ( if you don’t have a spiralizer, you could slice the cucumber up really thinly or use a potato peeler to peel strips)
- walnuts, a handful
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- For the dressing:
- 2 tablespoons tahini
- 2 tablespoons light soya sauce
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 garlic clove
- juice from 1 lime
- black sesame seeds to finish
- Combine all the ingredients for the dressing.
- Taste to check seasoning. I added a little more of everything as this is completely according to taste. Some prefer more lime, more honey… this is completely your call.
- In a heavy bottomed non stick pan, heat a tiny amount of olive oil. Add the walnuts once the pan is quite hot. Add the honey and cayenne pepper and quickly stir the walnuts around coating them as evenly as possible. Remove from the heat immediately.
- When ready to serve, assemble your salad.
- Start with the kale. Then top with the cucumber. top with the walnuts.
- Pour over the dressing and sprinkle with sesame seeds to finish!
- Enjoy crisp and cold!