Friday, March 29, 2013

Kale, Lemon, and Cilantro Sandwiches

Have you heard of the Engine 2 diet? Love the book, the philosophy, and the recipes! I am so excited about their new recipe book that is coming out soon! I am going to have to go pre-order it on Amazon and I don't think I have ever pre-ordered a book before! Anyways, back to the sandwich.
When I first read over this recipe in the Engine 2 diet book, I will admit I was not attracted to it at all. It just sounded so boring and with way too many greens to actually taste good. However one rainy day, I am not sure what came over me, but I decided to try this sandwich. OMG. It was so so good! I was missing out every time I skipped over the recipe! I have since learned to try everything in that book even if it doesn't sound overly appealing on paper. That dude Rip knows what he is talking about!
Try this sandwich and let me know if you don't think it is amazing. I'll be over to pick it up and take it off your hands! Oh and speaking of hands-this is a messy, messy sandwich. Have lots of napkins available! Enjoy with a side of hummus and carrots.

From the Engine 2 Diet


  • 1 bunch of kale, rinsed and drained
  • 4 slices of whole grain bread, toasted (I recommend using Ezekial brand with this sandwich)
  • 2-3 T White Bean Hummus or hummus of choice
  • 4 green onions (scallions), sliced thinly 
  • 1/2 bunch of cilantro, rinsed and chopped
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • zest of 1 lemon


Tear kale leaves away from the stem then tear into bite-size pieces. Steam kale until bright green and tender, about 3-5 minutes. Alternately, you can place kale in a large pot filled with 4 inches of water and boil for 3 minutes. When kale is done cooking, toss with lemon juice and lemon zest. Toast bread to your liking then spread each slice of toast thick with hummus. Place green onions and cilantro on the slices of toast. Then pile on your lemony kale. Top with remaining slice of toast. Enjoy!

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