I’m crazy about Brassica.
“Readers who came here for fun not for fancy-word learning say WHAT?”
Brassica is the family of vegetables us common folk refer to as “greens.” Spinach, Kale, Collards, Brussels, Broccoli…etc. It’s one big happy family of nutritional powerhouses and I can’t get enough.
I love ’em like a fat kid loves cake.*
*Raise your hand if you think I’m hilarious.
I’m a bit of a BRASSica Monkey.
Beastie Boys anyone? (Click here for the soundtrack to this recipe.)
Brassica Monkey Salad
Vegan, Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free, FDA approved, Dentist Recommended
Basically, this is a massaged Kale salad with cannellini beans, tomato, onion and steamed broccoli. But I gave it a name. That makes it mine.
First you have to massage your Kale (<—-it helps to say this in a seductive voice.) Tear the Kale into bite size pieces (no stems). Add dressing and sea salt and *seductive voice* Massage.
I used this dressing:
I LOVE this stuff. Check out the ingredients.
Can you spot the Brassica?
I also used nutreast.
Rinse, drain and dry your beans. Steam your broccoli. Chop your onion and tomato. Then…make a salad!
This salad has fats, carbs and protein. For a heartier meal, add grain or pasta and tofu, fish or veggie burger. Quinoa would be an excellent addition; adding protein and carbs in one fell swoop.
By the way, if you eat Brassica Monkey Salad here’s how ya feel:
“You put your left leg down, your right leg up”
Tilt your head back
and finish it up!”
That Funky Monkey.
- What’s your favorite salad combo?
- Have you ever *voice* massaged your Kale? Have you gone all the way with it and made *gasp* Kale chips?