Sometimes the last thing I want to do when I get home is cook dinner. Especially after a long day, on a night where I eat dinner by myself, it's really tempting to order pizza or pick up some takeout from Kim's Kitchen. But I'm teaching a class about eating more vegetables this week and one of the benefits of my job is that I get inspired by the things I research and end up eating more healthfully as a result.
So I made this quick and very veggie-heavy salad for dinner last night. It was kind of a weird mix of flavors, but I really liked it!
"I Don't Know What to Call It-Blood Orange, Peanut, Tahini, Cabbage and Kale Slaw"
2 cups very thinly sliced savoy cabbage
2 cups very thinly sliced lacinato kale, stem removed
1 blood orange, supremed (a.k.a. membranes & pith removed)
1/3 cup roasted, salted peanuts
Tahini Sauce (tahini, tamari, rice vinegar)
Mix it all up. This would work well if it had time to marinate, but I ate mine all right away. Yep. I ate my 5-a-day in one meal.
*Green onions would also be nice in this salad, too, but raw onions don't agree with me. Cilantro would also be good, but I didn't have any. Or baked tofu. Also, it's kind of a pain to cut the membranes off the orange, but it really pays off with the juiciness of the oranges. Also, I have no idea the proportions of tahini, tamari and vinegar. Just give it a taste and add more of what sounds good.