Thursday, April 6, 2017

Kale and Sauteed Brussels Salad

I like shopping at Costco. A lot.

The problem is I end up with things like a 10lb bag of carrots, 24oz of pine nuts, and bags of Brussels sprouts and pre-washed kale that could feed my entire neighborhood.

In short, I come home with way more than I need for a family of four ... two of whom are under the age of 2.

And before you ask ... no, Costco is not paying me to say any of this. I doubt they even know my blog exists.

I just know that a lot of us shop there and buy items on impulse because they just look so darn good. I enjoy finding ways to eat through all that food without wasting any.

So when I find recipes like this one from Buzzfeed (which I saw in a video on Facebook), I adapt them so that I can use all that produce.

With my tweaks, this salad is filling enough to be a meal on its own.

Click on the link above for the original recipe.

Here's what I did differently:

  • I used pre-washed baby kale instead of salad greens
  • I used toasted pine nuts instead of almonds
  • I added a cup of diced rotisserie chicken (also from Costco)
  • Instead of roasting, I sliced my Brussels sprouts with a mandolin slicer and sautéed them in avocado oil (also from Costco) until they started to brown. I find this gives the salad a better consistency. I kept the seasonings the same.


1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing this with everyone online. The recipe and the pictures look great. Great work and nice post.