Grilled Zucchini Ribbon and Kale Salad {Tablespoon Tuesdays}

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I guess we should eat something good for us.

kalesalad

If we have to.

ACTUALLY, this is one of those trickster salads. The kind that when you’re making it you’re like, “uuuugh.” But then you take the first bite and you’re like, “ooooh.” And then you keep taking bites and you’re like, “whoaaaa.” And then a few more bites and you’re all, “shoooooot, FOO!”

Trickster salad, I tell you.

Let me tell you more.

The zucchini is thinly sliced into ribbon glory, and then lightly grilled until the grill marks become transparent through the ribbons, leaving you with no choice but to feel a little pride. Grill pride.

And then the cashews are lightly toasted, just enough to enhance the whole salad with that back-of-your-mouth nuttiness. This isn’t coming out the way I intended.

But then the blue cheese crumbles add juuuust the right amount of creaminess and sharpness to the salad. And paired with a bright lemon honey dressing? You’re not going to know how to even handle this.

And lest we forget the kale! Crunchy, coated in dressing, bright green and glorious. Like a tropical rainforest just begging for a good chomp sesh.

Okay now I’m excited about eating something good for us.

Trickster salad recipeeeeee right here!

Stay tuned for tomorrow’s post. I don’t want to give anything away, but it rhymes with schmurple htrsocchi.

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20 Responses to Grilled Zucchini Ribbon and Kale Salad {Tablespoon Tuesdays}

  1. Tieghan June 18, 2013 at 8:09 am #

    This is so pretty! I love big grilled salads!

  2. Christine (Cook the Story) June 18, 2013 at 9:17 am #

    Not sure how you did it but you totally made healthy sound delicious. I can’t wait to give this big flavorful salad a try. Thanks!

  3. Maria June 18, 2013 at 9:44 am #

    My kind of salad!

  4. Jen @ Savory Simple June 18, 2013 at 9:50 am #

    YUM

  5. April @BarbellsandBellinis June 18, 2013 at 9:58 am #

    Blue cheese makes any salad a trickster salad in my book. And this salad looks scrumptious.

  6. dixya| food, pleasure, and health June 18, 2013 at 10:51 am #

    grilled zucchini ribbon sounds perfect!

  7. Belinda @themoonblushbaker June 18, 2013 at 11:41 am #

    OHHH!! I love the smoky flavours right here. Perfect summer meals

  8. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious June 18, 2013 at 12:26 pm #

    You have no idea how badly I want this for lunch!

  9. Marie @ Little Kitchie June 18, 2013 at 1:17 pm #

    Goodness, girl, this is is gorgeous!

  10. Katie June 18, 2013 at 3:44 pm #

    A beautiful little trickster, at that. I’m all in for the shenanigans.

  11. Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. June 18, 2013 at 3:50 pm #

    I love trixy salads like this! So yummy!

  12. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar June 18, 2013 at 4:41 pm #

    I am so, so, into this! Yum!

  13. Cassie | Bake Your Day June 18, 2013 at 7:23 pm #

    Loving this one. Gorgeous shot!

  14. sara forte June 27, 2013 at 4:38 pm #

    so perfectly perfect. I love all of these things. Ok maybe not a big fan of blue cheese but that can be fixed! High five.

  15. Nutmeg Nanny July 1, 2013 at 8:18 pm #

    Oh wow, this dish is gorgeous! That grilled zucchini is perfect :)

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    It is the little changes that make the greatest changes. Thanks for sharing!

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