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
- 1 cup blackberries
- 1-2 tsp tablespoons honey
- 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.
- 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.