Vegan Purple Kale Salad and Pita Pockets

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Raw/Vegan Meal #4

This meal is not completely raw. Since I am in a transitional experiment, I am testing my body to see what it all it can and cannot take. Plus, I do not have the ingredients to keep me full enough without spending more money of fresh foods. My taste buds are craving for something crunchy and gritty. So I thought, why not see how couscous and whole wheat pita bread would work in a dish?

This dish has filled me up perfectly for the night and has brought satisfaction to my taste buds. As I will mention below, I did not eat the couscous while hot only because I am trying to eat my meals as fresh and cool as possible. I find that eating hot meals makes me bloated, strangely. Well, I hope you give this meal a try! Check out the recipe below.

 

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Benefits of Purple Kale

  • Vitamin K (Cancer preventative; great antioxidants)
  • High in fiber (aids digestion)
  • High in iron
  • Vitamin A (skin, vision, lung, and oral support)
  • Vitamin C (metabolism, immune, and hydration support)
  • Detox supportive

 

 

Time: Prep 30 min

Servings: 1-2

Grocery List:

  • Purple Kale
  • Zucchini
  • Cucumber
  • Carrots
  • Red bell pepper
  • Green bell pepper
  • Broccoli
  • Avocado
  • Mint leaf
  • Garlic
  • Small onion
  • Salad Dressing: Tahini Goodness (found at Aldi) or similar
  • Wheat Couscous
  • Whole Wheat Pita Bread
  • Vegetable broth

 

Step #1 – Cook Couscous

I’d recommend making this earlier in the day. Heat stove on medium heat.

  1. Add 2 cups of vegetable broth (or water), 1 cup of couscous.
  2. Bring to a boil.
  3. Season with garlic, onion, and dried herbal seasonings of your choice.
  4. Once couscous is fluffy, add to a bowl and allow to cool.
  5. Place in the fridge for at least 1-2 hours.

 

Step #2 – Clean and Chop all veggies
Step #3 – Dress up and serve
  1. Slice pita bread into 4sections.
  2. Spread salad dressing to pita bread and add couscous.
  3. Add salad mixture to plate and serve.

enjoy! 🙂

 

Another exciting way to enjoy purple kale:

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