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Arame, Kale, and Avocado Salad with Sesame Vinaigrette

By Heidi Lescanec of Hollyhock Cooks

This is the kind of salad that goes straight to your blood bank. It’
s so iron rich that even the ocean gets jealous. While kale is all the rage right now, seaweed is just catching up. They’re sure to be BFFs.

Ingredients (Serves 6-8)

  • 1 cup loose dry arame (seaweed)
  • Sesame Vinaigrette:
    • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
    • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
    • 2 tsp soy sauce
    • 2 tsp grainy mustard
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 2 tbsp chopped cilantro (optional)
    • 2 tbsp chopped chives or green onions (optional)
    • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 bunches kale, such as Lacinato, Red Russian, or curly Winterbor, stems removed
  • 1/4 cup toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 avocado

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, covImage result for arame kale salader the arame in tepid water and soak for 20 minutes.
  2. Whisk together all the ingredients for the vinagrette. Set aside in a sealed jar.
  3. Coarsley chop the kale. Steam the kale leaves for 1-2 minutes, just until tender and transfer immediately to ice water. This stops the cooking process and preserves their bright color. Drain.
  4. Drain the arame and toss with kale leaves, vinaigrette and sesame seeds. Cut the avocado into long slices and arrange on top immediately before serving.
  5. Enjoy!