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Whole Foods' Garlicky Kale

tzanghi Nov 6, 2011 09:49 AM

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. gingershelley RE: tzanghi Nov 6, 2011 09:57 AM

    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. waver RE: tzanghi Nov 6, 2011 10:04 AM

      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
        GretchenS RE: waver Nov 7, 2011 08:27 AM

        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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        janniecooks RE: tzanghi Nov 7, 2011 01:06 AM

        google is your friend:


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        1. re: janniecooks
          tzanghi RE: janniecooks Nov 7, 2011 08:00 AM

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

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            janniecooks RE: tzanghi Nov 7, 2011 02:21 PM

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

        2. bustersfriend RE: tzanghi Nov 16, 2012 06:04 AM

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

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          1. re: bustersfriend
            KimMae RE: bustersfriend Nov 16, 2012 07:15 PM

            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.

          2. fldhkybnva RE: tzanghi Apr 28, 2013 10:47 AM

            I just wanted to update that I found this dressing bottled at my local Whole Foods in the produce section with other store-made dressings.

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