Wellness Month Recipe: Black Kale Salad

At The Ranch, Culinary

Chef Just Macy at Tanque Verde Ranch is on top of Wellness Month with his recipe, Black Kale Salad. This time of the year is an excellent opportunity to make healthier choices. We want to help you reach your goals. Here is a recipe for Black Kale Salad you can make from home.

About Kale
Kale is good for you! It is low in calories, high in fiber, and has zero fat. Kale is also full of healthy nutrients like magnesium, folate, iron, vitamin k, powerful antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, cardiovascular support, vitamin a, vitamin c, calcium, and kale is also great for detoxing.


  • 1/4 C Panko Bread crumbs, toasted to golden brown
  • 1/4 C Extra – Virgin olive oil
  • 1-2 Average-sized lemons (use your Microplane to zest one of the lemons before juicing)
  • 2 Tbsp Fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tsp Minced garlic
  • 1/2 Tsp Crushed red pepper flakes
  • 6 C Black kale, ribs removed rinsed well, spun dry and chopped
  • 1/4 C finely grated Parmigiano-Reggiano

Preheat the oven to 375 F. Spread the bread crumbs on a small baking sheet. Lightly toast in the oven until golden brown. 4 to 5 minutes. Remove from the oven, and transfer into a cool dish to avoid overcooking. Combine the lemon juice and garlic in a blender and blend on medium speed until mixed. Increase the blender speed to high and slowly drizzled in the oil until smooth and thick. Ideally, this dressing will be very lemony and garlic. Adjust flavors to your taste using additional, lemon juice or fresh minced garlic. Place the kale in a large bowl and toss with the dressing, coating well; let rest for 10 to 15 minutes, or until the leaves begin to wilt slightly. Add 2 Tbsp of the cheese and all but two tsp of the bread crumbs, a pinch of fresh lemon zest, and a pinch of the crushed red-pepper flakes. Serve immediately.

Calories: 250; Total Fat 16 G. Carbohydrate: 16 G; Dietary Fiber 2 G; Protein: 6 G.

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Wellness Month Package at Tanque Verde Ranch

With the 2017 year being just about complete it is the perfect time to focus on the world-known wellness month, October. It is an excellent opportunity to reflect on the initiatives you may or may not have taken for your very own well-being throughout the year. Here, at Tanque Verde Ranch we offer a special package for those who are ready to jump into a bundle of healthy and fun options. The Wellness Month package includes deluxe lodging, three healthy meals daily, a calendar of adventurous & exciting activities to get your heart pumping, and so much more.

Not only will you be able to participate in our ongoing daily activities like horseback riding, hiking, fishing, etc. But you will plan your days going to yoga classes, water aerobics classes, specialty on and off-site biking/hiking excursions, and even 20% off all spa services to end your day with complete relaxation.