Chinese medicine generally cautions against eating too many raw vegetables but the warmer spring weather is a great time to add a few into the diet. With bitter leafy greens to calm the spirit, sour apples and lemon juice to stimulate the liver/gallbladder, and cucumbers to cool and detoxify – this is the perfect salad for this time of year.
Kale, Apple, Cucumber Salad
1 bunch Lacinato Kale (aka Tuscan kale or Dinosaur kale, is much more tender than curly kale and easier to digest when eaten raw)
1-2 Granny Smith Apples – peel and sliced
1 Cucumber – peeled and sliced
3 tbsp Lemon juice
2 tbsp Olive Oil
Salt/Pepper to taste
Try adding some sliced almonds, sunflower seeds, or pumpkin seeds to nourish the yin…and for an added crunch. Enjoy!