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Nov 6, 2011 09:49 AM

Whole Foods' Garlicky Kale

My mom has recently started brining home the Garlicky Kale from the prepared food section of Whole Foods. We both think the stuff is delicious, and I'd love to know how they make the "garlicky" sauce that they top it with. I would guess it's a combination of some oil, some lemon juice, and lots of garlic broken down into paste. Does anyone know how to make a sauce like this? Thanks in advance!

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  1. Roast a head of garlic (slice off the top, drizzle with olive oil, wrap in foil, roast for 30-40 minutes at about 350).

    Squeeze the garlic into bowl of food processor.
    Add juice of 1 lemon, some lemon zest from well washed exterior of same.
    1/2 tsp. salt.

    Whiz a couple of times, scrape down the bowl.

    Stream in a 1/2 cup to 3/4 cup of a light olive oil. Voila! Zesty garlic- lemon sauce.
    Serve over braised kale, and steamed fish. Yum!

    1. Sorry, I don't know the actual answer to your question but I look forward to the replies. In the meantime you could look at this recipe which is delicious and garlicky:

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      1. re: waver

        Wow, that looks fantastic, thanks for linking to it. I have been addicted to raw kale salad lately and can't wait to try it!

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          1. re: janniecooks

            That's embarassing... thanks for the recipes! (and sorry for the lack of research :\)

            1. re: tzanghi

              no probl - I just plugged your term into google and top two results were what sounded like your request! glad I could help.

          2. it's the RAW garlic - try this recipe - it is very very close -

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            1. re: bustersfriend

              Yes, this. On the label at Whole Foods you'll see the list of ingredients and it is this. I agree that this dressing (also available as salad dressing) is addictive. Make sure to let the kale sit in the dressing for a while then it keeps in the refrigerator for a few days just getting better.