Smoked Maple Kale Salad
1/2 bunch kale--just the leaves (discard the stems), chopped
2 ripe tomatoes--chopped
3 Persian cucumbers--chopped
pomegranate seeds from 1/2 pomegranate
1 block tofu--sliced, pressed
juice from 1/2 lemon
juice from 1/2 lime
squeeze orange juice
Smoked Maple Dressing (see below)
*Mix lemon and lime juice in a large bowl. Add chopped kale to bowl with 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Massage juice/salt into kale and let sit 10 minutes, massaging occasionally.
*Prep other veggies/fruit. Drizzle a wee bit of orange juice over the avocado to keep it from turning brown. Set aside. Grill pressed tofu for 2-3 minutes on each side. Cut into bite sized pieces. Set aside.
*Add veggies, pomegranate seeds, and tofu to the massaged kale. Mix well. Drizzle with dressing (see below). Toss. Adjust seasoning. Serve. Enjoy!
Smoked Maple Dressing Ingredients:
3 tablespoons light vinegar (I used Tropical Spice from Sapore. You can also use a white balsamic, other fruity vinegar, or red wine vinegar).
1 1/2 tablespoon smoked olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoon maple syrup
*Whisk and serve! Enjoy :D