Friday, July 27, 2012

Heat of the Day - Balsamic and Basil, Kale and Kholrabi Toss-Up Salad

Kohlrabi, MZN

"Heat of the Day" is the distinction I'm adding to recipes that are particularly picnic friendly. As mentioned in another post, this summer most of my recipes are developed to make the best use of the most of the summers produce while at the same time are easily toted about for picnics with friends in the park or garden. This is another great picnic dish as it holds up well with a bit of sweet and a crunchy tang that hold up in the heat.

Balsamic and Basil are best friends in my book. And this is a salad to love during the summer CSA season.

My friend Carol and I enjoyed this with some warmed focaccia and sliced heirloom tomatoes on the side.

Balsamic and Basil, Kale and Kholrabi Toss-Up Salad

One bunch of kale, rinsed, julienned and flash sauteed
One large kholrabi root, peeled and julienned
1/3 c Sunflower Seeds, raw
1 T of finely chopped basil
Dried Cranberries/Raisins or fresh blueberries, apple, pear, tomatoes (optional and depending on the season)

Make a basic vinaigrette -

Balsamic Vinegar
Olive Oil

Toss and Enjoy!

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