We are celebrating Week 1 of the 2017 CSA program (Community Supported Agriculture) at The Culinary Center of Kansas City! Our friends at Just Natural Farms manage the CSA program here, providing weekly doses of local area farm-fresh goodness. They offer half or full boxes of CSA produce and other farm treats (like eggs!), and you can choose a Wednesday or Saturday pick-up. Click here for more information about the program.
One of the items included in this first week’s CSA box was kale. How can you use it, you ask? Well, we suggest you try this fresh and delicious summer salad…
- 1 bunch kale, stalks removed and discarded, leaves thinly sliced
- 1 lemon, juiced, divided
- 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus extra for drizzling
- Kosher salt to taste
- 2 teaspoon honey
- Freshly ground black pepper to taste
- 1 mango, diced small (about 1 cup)
- About 2 tablespoons pepitas, roasted (or pumpkin seeds)
In large serving bowl, add the kale, half of the juice, a drizzle of oil and a little kosher salt. Massage until the kale starts to soften and wilt, 2 to 3 minutes. Set aside while you make the dressing.
In a small bowl, whisk remaining juice with the honey and lots of freshly ground black pepper. Stream in the remaining 1/4 cup of oil while whisking until a dressing forms and you like how it tastes.