That was a lot of work for a salad, lol. I agree Papa2X. But I have to say it was worth it and can definitely see myself making this often.
I did it pretty much like on the video. I made my kale salad (which is my favorite way to eat kale) by grinding up fresh ginger and garlic in the food processor and adding that to the kale pieces. I then poured on some sesame oil and a little braggs (but am now looking for a replacement for that due to those studies...) and some sesame seeds and massaged it all into the leaves of kale and then let it sit for a while until I scooped out the cucumbers. Then I cut up avocado and broke up the walnuts into pieces and cut up some black olives and layered it all like in the video.
I did not have the real tools and so I used an apple corer and a melon scoop. I did have a long handled tea spoon and that helped. I do think the right tools would make it easier.
All in all, for me, this was a successful meal and I'm really glad I made a few of them to have later! I'll definitely make it again. Thanks so much for the video. :eat
Love your collage, adobegirl! I have not tried his recipe yet. I just chopped up what I liked and used that. I may need to try this one now, too. lol I was planning on making one for myself today anyway.
I just scrape out the cucumber with a sharp knife and use a chop stick to tamp the salad into it.
Can't wait to see the fillings that people come up with. Everyone here is so creative!
Ok...so I am totally hooked...this looks so good and it look simple enough, I mean in SAD world we "made" sandwiches right? Well I did, and still do to my children, this isn't that much more complicated.
Will get a corer and some tea spoons, then I am ready to go..whoop whoop, oh and the options are endless....super excited, thank you for the bump TiggerBounce
See, I would do this except I hate cucumbers, mustard greens and olives. ;)
You know what, though... I think I will make some of these for a party.
Okay, trying one today with a raw ranch dressing, avocado and tomato.... yum!
Have to improvise on the tools. Until I can find a zucchini corer I'll try just cutting the cuke in half and using an apple corer on it.... or maybe just make a trip to Bed Bath and Beyond and see if I can find the real deal?
Or maybe just go with the knife/chopstick method, it's awfully cold and snowy out there today!
The best thing about gorilla sandwiches is that they provide a perfect opportunity to talk about raw food. They catch the eye of other far more than an everyday salad!