Eat your vegetables, your Mom always said. And surely, if you’re vegetables were ever as delicious as this Kale Salad with Roasted Vegetables & Strawberry Basil Pesto is, you’d STILL be eating your vegetables! So today we’re bringing you now only a delicious salad recipe, but also a giveaway of some amazing products from Dexas, a Made in the USA company, that will get you making salads on a daily basis!
Here’s a little more about Dexas from their website: In 1969, Dexas produced its very first cutting board in Dallas, Texas. By 2012, we’ve become the leading designer and largest manufacturer of cutting boards in the U.S. Today, 80% of all the cutting boards we produce – and 100% of our office products – are made right here at home. We’re committed and proud to be ‘Made in the USA’ .
Now, let’s talk about this spinner and dryer. Most salad spinners use centrifugal force only, but the Dexas Turbo Fan Salad Spinner and Dryer also brings in air from the sides of the bowl that then blows and spins the water out. It’s HUGE also – at a 5 quart capacity you could make salad for 10 in under ten minutes! It spins incredibly fast with minimal effort, which is always a plus. I’m thinking of actually bringing this spinner into work – it’d make our jobs faster for sure! And drier greens mean they stay crisp longer.
And to serve this salad? The Dexas Salad Bowl and Dexas Salad Hands made the job prettier and easier. Personally, we don’t own big servings bowls and tend to have to serve salad individually, which is great but at times with guests over, it brings people together to serve dishes family style! The Salad Hands have a great grip and capture even the smallest salad leaves. My Salad Bowl came with a cool clip holder thingy, which was perfect to hold the Strawberry Basil Pesto I’m sharing today!
Yes, you read that correctly. Strawberry Basil Pesto dressed the hearty kale and roasted vegetables perfectly! The berries add a fruity acidic component that the pesto needed; the nuts used were toasted hazelnuts, which added great richness; and nothing better than a touch of parmesan, good olive oil, and a pinch of salt to get your mouth watering. Use this not only as a salad dressing, but on pasta, mashed potatoes, grilled chicken or fish, and even slathered on a sandwich. The possibilities are endless!