It is superb how the easy act of skinny slicing and including an ideal dressing can completely rework a pile of greens into one thing particular, and this slaw is precisely that.

“This slaw jogs my memory of kale’s trendy goodness each time I make it,” writes Tara “Teaspoon” Bench, a former meals editor and stylist for Martha Stewart, in her new cookbook Live Life Deliciously. “I slice the kale thinly, then let it marinate in dressing for a couple of minutes. The vinegar softens the hearty, cruciferous leaves and makes them tender but nonetheless crunchy.”

And the crowning glory of this dish is the selfmade cilantro-lime dressing. “It’s so luscious, and the spice is completely balanced,” writes Bench. “No salad is secure when this dressing is available! I drizzle it on something comparatively inexperienced served in a bowl and even use it for a marinade for rooster or skirt steak.”

One in every of our favourite issues about slaws, like this zesty dressing, is their versatility: whereas they could be an excellent facet dish, they’re additionally a beautiful addition to high salads and extra—a trait Bench has some recommendation to make the most of: “This kale slaw can maintain its personal out of the bowl, but it surely’s additionally nice as a slaw for tacos, superior with black beans and grilled rooster.”