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15 Ways To Make Raw Vegetables Taste Amazing

Oh yes, it CAN be done.

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1. Kale and Mint Salad with Spicy Peanut Dressing


Raw kale haters are sad people who don't understand one simple thing: You gotta chop it up small and dress it real good.


1 bunch lacinato kale

1 cup fresh mint

1 cup walnuts

3 tablespoons peanut butter

3 tablespoons warm water

3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar

1 tablespoon pomegranate molasses

1 tablespoon soy sauce

1 teaspoon fresh garlic

2 teaspoons fresh ginger

1 teaspoon sesame oil

1 teaspoon dried red chili flakes

Toss the chopped kale, chopped mint, and the walnuts together. Put the rest of the ingredients into a blender and whirl away at high speed until everything is smooth. Toss the dressing with the salad. Devour.

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2. Shades of Green Chopped Salad


Lettuce, schmettuce. This salad gets its green from crisp cucumber, tart Granny Smith apple, crunchy pistachios, and a zippy crème fraîche, and chive dressing instead. Get the full recipe at Food52.

6. Summer Slaw


If you take the mayonnaise out of the dressing, you'll take away the joy. Instead, if you want to lighten up your slaw, replace sturdy red or green cabbage with featherweight Napa cabbage. Get the full recipe at Food52.

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