Fig, Tomato, & Kale Salad

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Figs & KaleI was never much for kale.  Then one day a few years ago when I was browsing at my neighborhood garden center, I saw that they had kale plants for sale.  A six pack for fifty cents!  Hmm..   I thought “I guess I am not the only person who isn’t a kale fan!”  I couldn’t resist though.  I bought two six packs of kale plants for $1.  I love deals that I get from the garden center.  And they looked like probably wouldn’t make it.   What the heck!  I planted them as soon as I got home.  A week later, the plants were still alive.  Two weeks later, they were flourishing.  I didn’t know what to do.  I thought about how I didn’t really like kale.  Then it dawned on me that I had only had kale once or twice when I growing up.  My mom wasn’t the best of cooks.  Maybe if I tried making it, kale wouldn’t be so bad.  I wasn’t going to let the kale go to waste, so I started searching for recipes with kale.  As I always say, “Google is your friend!”I

One of the first recipes I found was from Laura Theodore “The Jazzy Vegetarian”.  It’s a Fig, Tomato, & Kale Salad.  Wonderful!  I love the sweet with the taste of kale.  Lettuce makes the kale flavor less strong.  I have served it to friends who love this dish.  This recipe helped me start to appreciate kale!  I harvested the kale, along with the tomatoes from the garden.  Try it!  You just might learn to like kale too.

And if you need more reasons to make kale part of your diet, check this out!

Enjoy! Marcey

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