I was intrigued when I read about a kale salad on EmmyCooks.com, as kale is something that I had never associated before with a salad. Kale is called boerenkool (“farmer’s cabbage”) in the Netherlands, and is eaten boiled with mashed potatoes, gravy and smoked sausage.
In the Netherlands boerenkool is a winter vegetable and is not available fresh in summer, so I haven’t been able to try this salad until now. As I am currently touring national parks in the USA with an RV, I noticed that kale is indeed available here as a summer vegetable. So I decided to try Emmy’s recipe.
I tossed the kale with extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar (since that is what I had, rather than apple cider vinegar; if you are only cooking for three weeks it doesn’t make sense to buy bottles of everything).