I had lunch with my friend, mentor and vegan raw food chef Ama Opare a few weeks ago and she prepared this delicious kale and fig salad. Up until that time, my only experience with figs had been the Fig Newtons I ate growing up. So, I was pleasantly surprised at how delicious fresh figs are. Figs are a summer delicacy, generally available June through September and boast a ton of nutritional benefits.In this recipe, the contrast of soft, ripe, sweet figs with a rustic balsamic dressing makes for a perfect combination of flavors. I made it last night for dinner (without the pine nut because I didn't have any) and it was just as good as I remembered. As much as I love kale, I'd admittedly grown tired of the kale salad I usually make so this dish is a nice twist on an old favorite. Thanks, Ama!
Ama has a 50 Shades of Vegan Kale Challenge going right now you don't want to miss. I've accepted the challenge and will be posting my very own kale recipe here soon!