Kale with tahini and buttered pecans

Kale with tahini and buttered pecans

INGREDIENTS:

 Tahini Sauce:

- 1/4cup tahini paste

- 2 TBSP coconut milk

- 2 TBSP fresh squeezed lemon juice

- 1 TBSP maple syrup

- 1 TBSP water

 Salad:

- 2 bunch Kale, lacinato or red Russian, sliced thin.

- 3 TBSP butter

- 2 TBSP olive oil

- 7 TBSP pecan halves, chopped

- 2 clove garlic, sliced thin

- 1/4 cup dry white wine

- 1/4 cup water

- sweet paprika, for garnish

- sea salt and black pepper to taste

METHOD:

1. Tahini Sauce: Whisk all Tahini sauce ingredients until smooth paste. Set aside           

2. Salad: Melt half the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the pecan pieces once hot and toss until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Remove from pan with slotted spoon.

3. Add remaining butter and the olive oil. Throw in the garlic. Cook until golden and fragrant, about a minute. Pour in the wine. Leave for a minute until it reduces by a third. Add kale and 1/4 cup water and cook with lid on until bright green and wilted. Add 1/2 tsp salt and black pepper to taste.

4. Assemble: Divide the kale among individual serving bowls, spoon tahini sauce on top and garnish with pecans. Sprinkle with paprika.

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Kale with tahini and buttered pecans