6 cups kale leaves, stems removed and finely chopped
3 tbs goat cheese
1 lemon, juice and zest
2 tsp olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1 cup cooked brown rice, optional
1 avocado, medium dice
⅓ cup red onion, minced
2-3 tbs sunflower seeds
salt and pepper to taste
Rinse the kale in cold water, using a colander to drain the water. Gently tap away the excess water and pour the kale into a large bowl. It is ok if the kale is still a little wet. Add the goat cheese to the bowl and massage the kale with your hands, incorporating the goat cheese so that it melts into the kale. It should be evenly distributed and not chunky.
Add the lemon zest and juice, olive oil, and garlic to the kale. Toss to combine. Add the brown rice, avocado, red onion, and sunflower seeds to the bowl as well. Toss the combine and season with salt and pepper before serving.
Recipe by Cooking in Red Socks at http://www.cookinginredsocks.com/2014/04/03/my-new-favorite-kale-salad/