Brown Buttered Figs & Kale Salad with Crispy Lentils
Recipe type: Salad
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Serves: 2-4 servings
This fig, kale, lentil salad is one that is flavorful, hearty, and will become a favorite!
  • ½ bag of kale, de-stemmed and finely minced
  • ¼ cup dressing
  • 1 cup dried figs, stem removed and cut in half
  • ½ stick unsalted butter
  • ½ cup crispy lentils
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  1. Melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat until it starts browning on the sides and bottom. Remove from heat and place halved figs, cut side down in the butter. Let "poach" while you prepare the kale.
  2. Place the minced kale in a large bowl and add the dressing. Using your clean hands (or gloves if you are making this for other people) massage the kale for five minutes, until it breaks down and becomes deep, rich green.
  3. Serve by layering the massaged kale, crispy lentils, and warm buttered figs on top.
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