Kale Salsa with a Green Juice Cocktail

April 22, 2016

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Guys, get your grocery lists ready.  I am bringing you two easy recipes just in time for the weekend – a kale salsa made in the blender and a refreshing green juice cocktail.  Now those that know me, know I am not a big fan of most dips or condiments.  Seriously, I eat my salads sans dressing and if I accidentally touch mayo I have a slight panic attack.  But, this salsa is something I can get down with and it’s so easy to make.Kale Salsa and Green Cocktail_Twine And Braids

  INGREDIENTS
  • 1/3 cup cilantro
  • 1 cup kale
  • 1/4 cup white onion
  • 1 jalapeno
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 28 ounce can of whole tomatoes (drained)
Preparation

Remove jalapeno stem and seeds.  You can leave the seeds but I’m a wimp.  Remove cilantro stems keeping only the leaves.  Remove any hard stems from the kale.  Drain the canned tomatoes.  Add the ingredients to the blender in the order they appear above.  Use the pulse setting until you reach your desired consistency.

Similar recipes found here and here.Kale Salsa and Green Cocktails_Twine And BraidsCan we talk about how cute this dip bowl is?  My brother and his girlfriend gave it to us an engagement gift and I couldn’t wait to put it to use.  I also may or may not have been singing this song the whole time I was in the kitchen.Kale Salsa and Green Cocktails_Twine And BraidsKale Salsa and Green Cocktails_Twine And Braids


Now onto the green juice cocktail.  I have appropriately named this drink the “detox retox”.  We’re lucky enough to have a hand me down juicer that’s in great condition.  I don’t use it quite as often as I thought I would (its a bit bulky and a chore to clean) but every time I do I think to myself, I really oughta turn this juice into a cocktail.  So here we have the “detox retox”.  If you don’t have a juicer, no worries.  I’ve shared below how to make the same drink using a blender.

INgredients
  • 2 cucumber
  • 2 green apples
  • 4 celery stalks
  • 4 handfuls of baby spinach
  • 5 ounces of gin
  • ice
preparations

Juice the cucumbers, green apples, celery and spinach.  Prepare 3 to 4 glasses with ice.  Pour about 10 ounces of juice and one shot of gin to each glass.  Stir and serve immediately.  If you don’t have a juicer, add all of the ingredients (minus the gin and ice) to a blender.  Be sure to core the apples.  Puree until smooth and squeeze through a cheesecloth to remove the pulp.Kale Salsa and Green Cocktail_Twine And BraidsKale Salsa and Green Cocktail_Twine And BraidsKale Salsa and Green Cocktail_Twine And BraidsKale Salsa and Green Cocktail_Twine And BraidsKale Salsa and Green Cocktail_Twine And BraidsKale Salsa and Green Cocktail_Twine And Braids
Whether you’re entertaining guests or just hanging in, these are the perfect weekend recipes.

Enjoy!
Meghan

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