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Kale, Garlic, Mushroom and Ricotta Salad

I know , what another kale salad ? Yes, because this is a great one., one that you will want to eat again and again…. using baby kale greens , sauteed mushrooms , crispy garlic and shredded ricotta salada. Healthy and delicious, it doesn’t get better than that!
From by the bay, wishing you yummy kale food memories!
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Kale, Garlic, Mushroom and Ricotta Salad
Serves 4

5 ounces baby kale, spinach and mixed greens, cleaned
1 large garlic clove sliced in thin slivers
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 ounces mixed mushrooms
1 ounce ricotta salada, shredded
4 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
fine sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
Prepare dressing in a small bowl adding olive oil and vinegar. In a large bowl place greens and add dressing. Toss greens gently in dressing with hands. Season with salt and pepper and mix again. Place greens on a platter. In a small pan heat 2 tablespoons olive oil and saute the garlic. Fry until garlic is brown on one side and turn to brown on the other side. This will take less than 1 minute in total. Use tongs to remove from oil and drain on a paper towel.  Add the mushrooms to the same pan with oil and saute until soft about 2 -3 minutes.  Remove from heat and cool. Top salad with mushrooms, shredded ricotta and browned garlic. Serve immediately.

Arugula, Strawberry and Ricotta Salata Salad with Balsamic Dressing

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Arugula, Strawberry and Ricotta Salata Salad with Balsamic Dressing

Serves 4



  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper


Directions for dressing:

Take a clean jar with lid, place all dressing ingredients into jar and shake well. Put to side.




  • 6 cups arugula
  • 4 ounces ricotta salata, grated using large hole
  • 4 ounces sliced fresh strawberries
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sliced almonds


Directions for toasted almonds :

Use a small dry fry pan heat and add the almonds stirring until they are golden brown. Remove from heat and let cool.


Directions to assemble salad:

To a bowl add the arugula and then half of the following ingredients: ricotta, strawberries and almonds. Shake jar with dressing and add to bowl. Combine gently and divide between four plates. Top with remaining ricotta, strawberries and almonds on top of each plate.