Crunchy Apple Slaw

I had the opportunity yesterday to head out to Cara’s house to participate in her Seder Plate Challenge. She invited some blogger friends out to share our dishes in person.

We were each asked to bring a dish inspired by one of the foods on the Seder plate. I’m not Jewish, so I was excited to learn more about the symbolism of each food. Be sure to check out Cara’s blog for all the information about the Seder plate.

I originally thought I’d do a dessert for the event, but a couple other people spoke up quickly and I decided to go with something else. I had a few ideas floating around in my head even up until Friday but hadn’t made my mind up yet. Then I saw this slaw pop up from Pennies on a Platter. I decided it would be a perfect creative interpretation of charoset. Since the slaw contains apples and almonds, it fit perfectly into the concept of taking something from the Seder plate and putting a creative spin on it. Check out Cara’s Seder plate with all of our goodies on it!

I looked at Nikki’s recipe and kind of just threw stuff together based on what I had on hand. It was definitely quite tasty and I’ll be making it again this summer when grilling becomes an every day event (can’t wait!).

The best part of the day was getting together with some lovely blogger friends to enjoy our food together. And, seeing Cara’s house with it’s huge kitchen! After eating, we sat around talking about blogging, sharing tips, and of course doing a bit of gossiping! Be sure to check out the recap on Cara’s blog. And for one last photo, you know you’re eating with a bunch of bloggers when you see this in the dining room…

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Yield: 10-12

Ingredients:

14 oz shredded slaw mixture
12 oz shredded broccoli slaw
2 red apple (Braeburn preferred), unpeeled and diced
2 green apple (Granny Smith preferred), unpeeled and diced
4 Tbsp chopped green onions
1 cup sliced almonds
1 cup mayonnaise
2 Tbsp granulated sugar
4 Tbsp brown sugar
2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
2 Tbsp lemon juice
1 Tbsp dried mustard

Directions:

Mix together the first six ingredients in a large bowl.

Combine the dressing ingredients in a small bowl.

An hour before serving, pour dressing over salad contents and stir to coat. Chill in fridge until ready to serve.

Recipe adapted from Pennies on a Platter

 


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11 Responses to “Massaged Kale Salad”

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    Lauren — August 30, 2010 at 11:23 am

    I’m so glad you posted this! Aarti’s kale salad is on my list of dishes to make, and it’s good to know that you guys enjoyed it.

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    Fun and Fearless in Beantown — August 30, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    I saw this on the first episode of Aarti Party and it looked so good to me! Kale is something I’ve also never worked with in our kitchen so I definitely want to give this recipe a try!

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    Josie — August 30, 2010 at 1:20 pm

    I love kale, and I was intrigued by this as well – I really want to try it now! Great picture!

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    Lauren — August 30, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    I picked up all of the ingredients this morning to make the salad, and it is now sitting in my fridge waiting to be devoured for lunch. It’s GREAT! Who knew raw kale could be so good?!

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    Lizzy — August 30, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    Kale is one of my favorite foods but I haven’t had it raw yet. I am bookmarking this!

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    Kate — August 30, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    Wow sounds interesting! I’m very curious to try it myself. I love kale.

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    Christine — August 30, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    I saw this on Aarti Party too – looks good – glad you tried it!

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    We Are Not Martha — August 31, 2010 at 1:51 am

    I love kale and am on a new-found mango kick, so I’m sure this is absolutely wonderful 🙂

    Sues

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    Sherry G — August 31, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    I don’t know if I could get anyone in my family to try this, but it looks so interesting! I have never tried kale, but I would like to!

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    Cara — August 31, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    I made a massaged kale salad once but it was just “eh”. I don’t think I massaged enough. But I might have to try it again, and do it the right way, since you both loved it!

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    Elina — September 2, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    I LOVE massaged kale – love, love, love it. It tastes completely different than “regular” – not as “green” if that makes sense. 🙂
    I also love the next food network star. I should check out Aarti’s show since this recipe sounds like it’s right up my alley. 🙂

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