Kale Salad

1 bunch of kale- de stemmed, torn into strips
Lime juice
Olive oil

After de stemming kale leaves, tear into strips, and while you are doing that, massage kale to release the moisture. Salt the leaves, add lime juice from 1/2- whole lime, a couple glugs of olive oil and salt and pepper to taste. Chop cilantro and stir in, and enjoy!

Cilantro Lime Dressing

2/3 cup lime juice

3 T minced garlic

1/4 cup apple cider vinegar (or rice vinegar)

bunch of cilantro (or however much you like)

1/4 cup olive oil (or vegetable oil)

You can either put all ingredients in a blender or just add them together in a jar and shake up! If you'd like something spicier, add a few dashes of hot sauce.

Houston Style Green Salsa

  • 1 lb fresh tomatillos
  • 1 large avocado
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 small onion, roughly chopped
  • 1-2 serrano peppers, seeds removed (or left in!)
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1/4 cup cilantro
  • Salt, to taste
  • 2 tbsp sour cream
  1. Remove the husks from the tomatillos and drop them whole into a pot of boiling water for 5 minutes to soften them. Using a slotted spoon or tongs, transfer them from the pot to the blender.
  2. Remove the pit and scoop out the avocado flesh. Add it to the blender along with the garlic, onion, peppers, lime juice, and sour cream.
  3. Blend until you reach desired consistency.
  4. Add cilantro, cayenne, and a large pinch of salt, pulsing once or twice to combine.
  5. Leftovers will keep several days in the fridge. Yields 2 cups.

Salted Cabbage Slaw

Olive oil
Vinegar (we usually use apple cider) or lime juice

Slice cabbage into ribbons. Salt generously and toss with your hands. Let sit for at least 10 minutes. Mix in some olive oil and cider vinegar and top with fresh ground pepper. Eat along side of almost everything! 

Fresh Salsa

Sweet Peppers
Sweet Onions
Hot Peppers
Cilantro, chopped
Lime Juice
Salt to taste 

Dice all of the vegetables into very small pieces. Toss the chopped onion and hot peppers with a dash of salt and the juice from one lime. Let sit for up to 30 minutes.
Add the remaining ingredients and mix well. Serve with tortilla chips or any Mexican cooking dish. We love it with beans and rice.