Ever since I tried Mark Bittman’s recipe for black kale and black olive salad a few years ago, I’ve been a big fan of kale salad.
So when I was invited to try out one of Aida Mollenkamp’s new recipes for her “Keys to the Kitchen” Virtual Dinner Party, I kept gravitating to the one for raw kale salad with heirloom tomatoes and roasted cashews.
Here in Seattle we were lucky enough to bask in summer weather through the end of September, which means I’m still enjoying tomatoes from my mother-in-law’s garden.
I was going to a dinner party, and I wanted to share some of these tomatoes with my friends. I also had a huge 4-pound bag of kale that I needed to use up. It was the perfect opportunity to make Aida’s recipe.