Saturday, March 17, 2012

Warm Peacock Kale and Purple Cauliflower Salad

Warm Peacock Kale and Purple Cauliflower Salad recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen

Garlicky peacock kale and fresh purple and white cauliflower are lightly sauteed, just until they are warm and slightly tender. Served warm or room temperature, this was a great twist on our typical dinner salad. My husband and I enjoyed this, while my boys were less than thrilled. Luckily, they had the option of a veggie box with ranch dip to keep them happy.

Warm Peacock Kale and Purple Cauliflower Salad
(printable recipe)

1/2 large head of white peacock kale, about 4 cups roughly chopped, rinsed and lightly shaken dry
1 very small head of purple cauliflower, broken into florets and sliced in half as desired, about two cups
1/2 small head of white cauliflower, thinly sliced into bite size pieces, about two cups
4 cloves of garlic, minced
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
kosher salt, to taste
freshly cracked black pepper, to taste

In a very large cold skillet, place the oil and the garlic. Set heat to medium high and saute until fragrant, add the cauliflower and toss to coat well. Cook for 3-4 minutes, just until barely tender. Add the kale and toss quickly to coat with oil and garlic. The kale should cook and start to wilt within just a few minutes, due to being slightly damp. Season generously with salt and pepper as it cooks.

Remove from the heat while still a bit crisp. Serve warm or let cool to room temperature before eating. Enjoy!

12 comments:

  1. The purple cauliflower and white kale are new ones for me. This is such a creative dish, from the ingredients to the way it's cooked. You've created a whole new category of side dish, I love it!

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  2. I have heard of purple cauliflower but have never seen it. What a great dish and a new way to enjoy this veggie

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  3. I've never had peacock kale but I have yet to meet a kale I haven't liked. I love how colorful this salad looks! Gorgeous.

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  4. Wow, that cauliflower is very bright! I was going to buy some of that to grow in my garden. I am trying a cauliflower dish today, wish me luck.

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  5. How have I never heard of peacock kale?!?!? I love how simple and fresh flavored this salad is...such a great healthy side dish!

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  6. A healthy and delicious treat! Love purple cauliflowers.

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  7. That sure makes a pretty salad. Ive got some purple cauliflower planted but have never heard of this kale - research to follow hitting the publish button.

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  8. Have not heard of peacock kale Mary! So glad you shared this. Your salad looks beautiful, good for you and delicious!

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  9. Woooow...genial ensalada saludable y bello colorido,me encanta,abrazos hugs,hugs.

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  10. I love the colors of this salad. Great side dish.

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  11. I'm a huge fans of using purple and orange cauliflower to mix it up and add some diverse color to any dish. Looks brilliant.

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