Bouguessa’s Guide To: Huda Kanj’s Green Kale and Brown Rice Salad
Lebanese chef Huda Kanj @HealthybyHuda shares a delicious salad recipe to up your greens game this year.
1 cup cooked brown rice
6 cups slightly packed chopped
kale (1 1/2 bunches. Remove stems).
2 crisp sweet apples, cored and
chopped. (I use gala apples)
1 cup walnuts, lightly toasted
and roughly chopped
1/2 cup dried cranberries
4 oz vegan cream cheese.
(Optional) goat cheese
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
2 tbsp honey
1 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
Pink salt to taste
1- Cook rice according to direction on package and cool completely. Whisk dressing ingredients. While rice is cooling, whisk dressing once more then pour 3/4 of the dressing
over kale and toss until kale is evenly coated. Cover bowl and chill 15 minutes (adding the dressing and letting it rest helps soften kale a bit).
2- Toss remaining dressing.
3- Remove salad from refrigerator, add apples, brown rice, walnuts and cranberries.
4- Pour remaining dressing over salad then toss. Add vegan cheese or goat cheese and toss just slightly.
Serve or store covered in refrigerator for up to 4 hours.
Huda Kanj wearing the Osa Coat in Camel.