This salad takes all of 5 minutes to make and is definitely going to make an appearance at my Thanksgiving dinner this year. The crisp kale, shaved brussels sprouts, toasted almonds, and sweet, chewy bing cherries coated with a delicious vinaigrette with hints of mustard and lemon make an incredibly dynamic salad that serves as a side or a meal.
Did you know that Kale is a cruciferous vegetable? I have no idea what that means, but I bet it means crunchy.
Actually, I just looked it up and apparently it means "bearing a cross" or "belonging to the cruciferae, the mustard family of plants".
I like my definition better.
I know, you're bored by all of this science talk. It's like the Friends Episode "The One that Could Have Been" where Monica's boyfriend talks about nuts.
Monica's Boyfriend: Yeah. Y’know, the hazelnut actually not a nut, it’s a seed.
Joey: (not impressed) Wow!!
Monica's Boyfriend: Can anyone else name a well known seed that’s been masquerading as a nut?
Joey: Oh dear God, let me think. (Starts to sarcastically think about it.)
Monica's Boyfriend: Y’know what honey? I got to get back to the hospital.
Monica's Boyfriend: (kisses her) Okay.
Monica's Boyfriend: Bye-bye. (Gets up to leave.) Oh uh, by the way, the answer is, the Brazil nut. (Exits.)
Chandler: Was his question "What’s more boring than him?"
OK, I need to stop quoting Friends for everything in my life. But it's just always so apt!
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