Fresh basil and vine-ripened tomatoes are key ingredients in this absolutely delicious Mediterranean Kale Salad recipe. It’s satisfying and filling on it’s own and would also be great accompanying your Memorial Day barbecue.
Mediterranean Kale Salad
3/4 cup millet or quinoa, uncooked
4 – 5 oz. kale, finely chopped (about 4 cups)
1 14 oz. can black olives, chopped
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
1 cup tightly packed basil leaves, finely chopped
1 red bell pepper, finely chopped
1 cup finely chopped red onion
3 medium tomatoes, chopped
2 cups cooked white navy, great northern, or kidney beans
2 cups raw corn
3 T balsamic vinegar
Boil 1 1/2 cups water in a medium saucepan. Add grain, reduce heat to low, and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes. Let cool.
Place kale in a large bowl. Add olives and lemon juice to kale. Using your hands, massage kale, olives and lemon very well until the kale is bright green and tender.
Mix in remaining ingredients. Add more lemon juice or balsamic vinegar if needed. Salt to taste.