Kale…isn’t that for garnishing plates? I don’t know about you, but I never considered including kale on my shopping list. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t have a grudge against this green cabbage – honestly! It’s just one of those green leafy vegetables that I passed en route to the romaine lettuce or mixed greens. Maybe a side effect of my upbringing: salads consisted of iceberg lettuce, tomatoes, Ba-Cos and French dressing.
But on one magnificent day, on a jaunt to Whole Foods with my brother-in-law, life changed: he made the most delicious kale salad for my wife and me!
Checkout this out!
A kale salad mixed with beets, carrots, crumbled bleu cheese, quinoa, walnuts and topped with an Asian Ginger Vinaigrette (I like this one) - freakin’ delicious!! Since that day, I’ve been hooked and make this salad quite frequently now.
To accompany this healthy goodness, I recommend a sensational Riesling…and I’ve got the perfect one for you!
Made from 100% Riesling, the 2010 Lucien Albrecht Reserve Riesling from Alsace, France is a delicious mouthful of dried apricots, sour apple, and almond with the swagger of flinty Alsatian terroir (plant roots are parked in part soil and part bedrock to give it that twang). Wildly incredible wine with this kale salad!
4 Stars out of 4 for the 2010 Lucien Albrecht Reserve Riesling (Sample, MSRP: $15 US).
A huge thank you to my brother-in-law for introducing me to the world of kale and for broadening my salad horizons. Lookout okra – you’re next!