Culinary SOS: Little Dom's Tuscan kale salad with grilled heirloom carrots
This fresh salad served at Little Dom's restaurant in Los Angeles has crisp, assertive notes.
Little Dom's Tuscan kale salad with grilled heirloom carrots (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times / August 25, 2012)
3. On a grill heated over medium-high heat, grill the carrots for grill marks and to warm through, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside in a warm place.
Salad and assembly
Juice of ½ lemon
Juice of ¼ orange
1/4 teaspoon finely chopped shallots
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 bunch Tuscan kale, stems removed and julienned
1. In a large bowl, whisk together the lemon and orange juice, shallots, vinegar, oil and a pinch each of salt and pepper. Toss in the kale, gently rubbing the dressing into the kale (the rubbing will soften the kale slightly).
2. Plate the salad, garnishing each serving with grilled carrots. Take any remaining dressing from the bottom of the bowl and pour over the carrots and salad. Serve immediately.
Each of 4 servings: 188 calories; 4 grams protein; 14 grams carbohydrates; 3 grams fiber; 14 grams fat; 2 grams saturated fat; 0 cholesterol; 2 grams sugar; 131 mg sodium.
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