I have found these little kales in Coles, and not only are they super cute, but they are really delicious too.
They don't have the same grassy taste that regular kale does. They have a subtle sweetness to them.
We have been enjoying them the last few months.
They are called "kalettes" and Coles has described them as a combination of kale and brussels sprouts with a nutty flavour.
I think that is a very good description.
Here's a quick and easy way to add them to a eye-pleasing salad:
KALE, QUINOA & FALAFEL SALADYou'll need:
1 cup quinoa
1 punnet of kalettes
Approx 20 pre-cooked falafels
1 red capsicum
1 can chickpeas, drained
1 Tablespoon sweet chili sauce
2 Tablespoons soft tofu
1 teaspoon lemon juice
Place the quinoa in a microwave safe dish with 2 cups of water. Place a lid on and cook in the microwave for 12 minutes or until quinoa is clear and cooked through.
Allow to cool slightly.
Remove the woody ends from the kalettes and steam for 3-4 minutes.
Slice the capsicum.
Combine all the above in a salad bowl along with the falafels.
You can make your own falafels, or use packet ones. (Click on this link to see my preferred packet brand.)
To make the dressing, simply combine all the ingredients in a blender with 2-3 Tablespoons of water and blend til smooth. You can add more water if you prefer a thinner sauce.
Pour over the salad.
Can be served warm or cold.
*You can use regular kale if you can't find kalettes. Just steam and chop into rough pieces.
Question of the day:
Have you seen kalettes in the shop?