Recipes by Santa Barbara resident and natural food chef, Melissa Costello.
Local berries are so abundant right now that I feel the need to share recipes that showcase their sweet and juicy nature. They have such a short-lived season, so we need to gobble them up while they are here. They are also very high in cancer-fighting antioxidants. So, you want to be sure you get your daily dose. Always buy your berries organic, as they are part of the “Dirty Dozen.” Click to see a full list.
Feel free to use any kind of greens you want in this delectable and fruity salad if you are not a fan of kale, but keep in mind that kale is No. 1,000 on the Aggregated Nutrient Density Index created by Dr. Fuhrman and Whole Foods Market, which means it is one of the highest nutrient foods you can eat.
This fabulous salad is fun to bring and share at the Concerts in the Park, Hitchcock at the Courthouse or any other fun festivity you may be attending this summer here in Santa Barbara.
Tropical Kale Salad with Blueberry Balsamic Dressing
Serves four as a side salad. Ingredients, below the fold: Continue Reading →