I’ve vaguely been doing the Sirt diet as I have some weight to lose and also wasn’t well last year, so trying to be a bit healthier. Kale might be very good for you but it is not an easy veg to like or cook. But this Hemsley and Hemsley recipe really makes the most of this latest superfood and, best of all, it’s so easy to do.
Kale Mint Salad
Ingredients serves 4 as accompaniment to main course
600g kale (look out for baby kale in some branches of Waitrose)
1 tablespoon of fresh mint, finely sliced
A handful of finely sliced leek
3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice
1 pinch of sea salt
1 pinch of ground black pepper
Remove the stalks from the kale (save them for smoothies) and finely chop the kale leaves. Massage the leaves with the extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice and salt for a minute then set aside to marinate. After 10 minutes the kale will relax and soften. Season with black pepper and garnish with the finely sliced mint and leeks to serve.