Kale Salad with Lemon-Sesame Dressing

This deceptively simple salad bursts with fresh, bright flavors. My local market carries it, but it’s easy and economical to make at home. I admit: I’m addicted to this stuff!

2 cups of kale, trimmed to just the curly bits
1 large sliced red onion, cut into short slivers (about 1 oz)
1/3 cup bean sprouts
Garnish: sesame seeds and sunflower seeds

6 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
1 tablespoon low sodium tamari
1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil (optional)

Microwave the onion slivers for 30 seconds. Test a piece with the tip of a sharp knife to see if it’s lost its sharp crunch. Microwave a few seconds more, if needed. Goal: we’re just taking the edge off “raw”.

Whisk together the dressing ingredients and add the onions to the dressing to marinate a bit. Taste the dressing. Adjust.

Wash a head of kale and cut off just the tender curly bits (save the rest to be cooked as a side dish or added to a soup).

Compose the the salad by tossing all the ingredients together and garnishing with the seeds. Enjoy!