Salad! We’re having salad. And we’re going to be greedy with it if that’s okay with you.
Becauuuuse this is purely a lunch salad. But it’s huge, so if you feel like sharing, I suppose you could. (don’t)
I guess I should say it’s MY lunch salad. You could absolutely eat this for dinner. And get two servings out of it. I normally eat sandwiches for lunch, but when I’m feeling like a salad, this is what I jump face first into.
Let us peepeth.
Okay, the salmon. When I say smoked salmon I don’t mean lox. As you can see. It’s like, cold smoked, ya know? On a smoker. They come vacuum packed at any grocery store. Find you one! They’re creamy and salty and perfect.
And the rest are just crunchy and crispy salad add-ins. Aromatics and sprouts and citrus and all the happy.
We need to talk about the kale though. Let’s do this.
We’re going to massage it. Sorry for making this uncomfortable, but it’s just the way it has to be. If you’ve never massaged kale for a salad before – GIRL. Make this your new life. It’s very simple. You’ll drizzle a little oil over the chopped kale, plus a little pinch of salt and then just massage it with your fingers. You’ll truly feel the fibers slightly break down and begin to tenderize. It’s magic. Just do this a minute or two, then prep the rest of the salad.
And make your dressing! I went with oil + lemon juice + grated garlic + salt. You’ll see it in the reel!
And honestly that’s it. Flake the salmon, slice the veggies and onions and get it all violently topped on the kale. Add the sprouts and drizzle the dressing all over. It’s sharp and vibrant and absolutely delicious.
The salmon is almost a creamy addition next to all the crunch. You know how we dig the textures. This is a rager of textures. Don’t call the cops.
You can mix it all together of course, or just nibble away at it however you want to. It’s salty and acidic and peppery and earthy. And that kale has softened ever so slightly so it won’t feel like a cheese grater against your mouth. See how I take care of you?
Don’t answer that.
Salad! Lunch or dinner. Solo or shared. Get in that.
Try this and I dare you not to tell me your life has changed.