Lacinato kale holds up beautifully in this sweet and spicy dish. Check out these numbers: 250% DV Vit A, 397% DV Vit C, and 690% DV Vit K. All for a measly 182 calories - now that’s a bargain! For more whole food, plant-based recipes, visit www.livingplate.com. —Living Plate
What You'll Need
small head lacinato kale, Washed, spines removed, and thinly sliced
cups cubed fresh pineapple
chopped red onion
red pepper, seeded and chopped
jalapeño pepper, minced [remove seeds for less heat]
small orange, juiced
olive oil [optional]
salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
Prepare kale and place in a medium bowl. Massage kale, squeezing in the palm of your hands, until it wilts – about 2 minutes.
In a separate bowl, combine pineapple, cilantro, onion, red pepper, jalapeño, lime and orange juices, and cumin powder. Stir well and let stand for 15 minutes.
Toss pineapple mixture with kale.
Season with salt and pepper. Drizzle with olive oil [if desired] and sprinkle with hemp seeds just before serving.
Note: Pineapple mixture can be made ahead. Toss with kale before serving.
Nutrition facts [www.Nutritiondata.com] per serving [without oil]: Calories, 182: Fat, 4g; Carbohydrate, 34g; Fiber, 6g; Protein, 6g; Vit A, 250% DV; Vit C 397% DV; Calcium, 13%; Iron, 16%; Vit K 690% DV