Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Hail the Kale Salad: Copycat Recipe

There is a restaurant in Overland Park, KS. that our family is ADDICTED to! It is called Sheridan's Unforked.... It was developed by the same guys that own Sheridan's, a dessert place with mostly Frozen Custard. Because of this, you know their dessert menu is AWESOME!!! However, they also have GREAT food! Two of their core values are to provide quality meats as in a five star restaurant and  to buy, promote, and support local ingredients first! There is only one location so far so if you are ever in the area you have to try it out! 
To find out more, click HERE for their website!

Any chance I get, I will tell people that they HAVE to go to this restaurant and try out the Kale salad! I'm telling you, it's so good that our kids even gobble it up! 
You will never find a more tasty way to eat fresh Kale!
I figured that most of the people that view my blog will never be in Kansas so I decided to try and make this salad so you can all have a taste of Unforked! 
What you will need:
  • One bunch of fresh Kale (4-5 cups after chopped up)
  • 1/4 cup of toasted bread crumbs
  • 1 cup of fresh grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 1/2-3 Tablespoons of Olive Oil
  • 2 1/2-3 Tablespoons of fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • pinch of salt and pepper
If you are just trying this out or have a smaller family, I suggest that you cut the recipe in half
because this makes a large bowl of salad.

The first thing you will do is toast your bread crumbs. Just put them on a baking sheet in the oven,  
250 degrees for about 10 minutes. 

 While you are toasting the bread crumbs, whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper.
Then set aside.
 Now you are going to prepare the kale. All you have to do is wash it, cut the leaves away from the stem, and chop into small pieces. This would give you about 4-5 cups of kale. Put your chopped up kale in a large bowl and massage it a little with your hands, this helps the texture. 
Then add your bread crumbs, cheese, and dressing.
Toss and serve immediately!

 I had to add something to the end of this post! If you ever make it to Unforked you also have to try the Brownie Bling Pothole for dessert! It is our FAVORITE custard! It is fresh vanilla custard, blended with peanut butter and brownie bites, and then they cleverly add a hole of Chocolate syrup in the center to make the "Pothole"! 
You can simply try to make your own at home buy buying a half gallon ice cream with peanut butter  added to it. If you want to make it cakey,  the way Sheridan's does, I suggest fresh brownies mixed in and don't forget your "pothole" of chocolate syrup in the center! SO GOOD!
Enjoy a taste of Sheridan's Unforked!


  1. The kale looks yummy! Zia and I both love kale with a simple olive oil and AC vinegar dressing and sesame seeds.

  2. Anonymous1/07/2013

    Thank you for this! I go to Unforked all the time and this is a great substitute1

  3. Anonymous5/18/2013

    I've always loved this salad from Unforked and just recently started making it at home. One helpful shortcut: Instead of toasting the breadcrumbs, crush up store-bought croutons (I use the seasoned ones). Thanks for the recipe!

  4. I am so addicted to their Kale salad! I searched for the ingredients to their salad dressing and your blog was the second thing to pop up!!! Thank you!!


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