Kale and Chocolate with Blackberry Reduction and a Food52 Recipe Contest!

I am so excited to share this recipe! I submitted it to the Food52 recipe contest, so please take a look so it can get a lot of views! Click here to view. I’ve been thinking about this kale and chocolate combination for a long time and discovered it goes perfectly with the tart taste of the blackberry reduction. Crispy kale with chocolate chunks evened out with a touch of olive oil. The almonds and chocolate add a crunchy texture and sweet taste. Please try it and tell me what you think. Would you eat kale and chocolate together?

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*Make sure to add the blackberry reduction very last.

Kale and Chocolate Salad

  • 5-6 cups chopped kale
  • 1/4 cup almond slivers
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup 85% dark cocoa chocolate slivers
Blackberry Honey Reduction

  • cup blackberries
  • 1-2 tsp tablespoons honey
  1. Blackberry Reduction: Turn stove on medium-high. Once hot, place blackberries and 1 teaspoon of honey in a small pot. Heat for about one minute, then, with a potato masher smash blackberries until they are liquified. There will be a lot of seeds, try to mash the pulp as much as possible. Turn down heat to low-medium, keep mashing for about five minutes. Let sit on very low heat for one more minute. You don’t have to remove seeds, but if you want to here’s how; empty mixture into bowl and scoop seeds out with a fork. If you don’t remove the seeds, you might wantt o add the other teaspoon of honey, depending on how tart you like it. This will get most of the seeds. When cool, pour on top of kale chocolate salad.
  2. Kale Salad: Chop and wash 5 cups of fresh kale. Dry and mix in a bowl with olive oil. Sprinkle in almonds, chocolate slivers. Top with blackberry reduction.

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