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Healthy Kale Salad Recipe

Healthy Kale Salad Recipe

2023-01-20
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This amazing kale salad is healthy, delicious, and easy to make. If you are looking for a kale salad recipe that everyone will love, this is exactly what you need.
DIFFICULTY
Easy
YIELDS
5
PREP TIME
10 Minutes
WORK TIME
10 Minutes
RECIPE CUISINE
American
INGREDIENTS FOR YIELDS

For the dressing:

  • 1/4 cup (60ml) Olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons Lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon White/Red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste

For the salad:

  • 1 batch Kale, stems removed 
  • 2 tablespoons Chopped almonds
  • 2 tablespoons Chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup Cranberries
  • 1 Avocado, cut into cubes

DIRECTIONS
  1. Make the dressing: in a small bowl whisk olive oil. Vinegar, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, salt and pepper. Whisk until smooth.
  2. Remove kale stems, as shown in the video. Then, thinly slice the kale and place in the bowl.
  3. Pour half of the dressing to the bowl with the kale leaves. Using your hands, massage the leaves until they become soft and wilted.
  4. Add chopped almonds, pecans, cranberries, avocado. Add the rest of the dressing and toss to combine
  5. Serve.

Kale Salad

Kale Salad

Kale salads are becoming increasingly popular as people look for healthier options to the traditional lettuce salads. Kale is low in calories and high in vitamins, iron and calcium. It is also a great source of Vitamin C and A. Kale salads can be made with either flat or curly kale. Flat kale, also known as lacinato, Tuscan or dinosaur kale, is the best choice for salads as it is less fibrous and has a milder flavor. Kale salads can be dressed with a variety of ingredients and can be customized to suit individual tastes. Kale salads can be enjoyed as a side dish or a light meal, making them a great option for a healthy and flavorful meal.

Kale Salad Dressing

If you're planning to make kale salad and aren't sure how to make kale salad dressing, don't worry.

To make a kale salad dressing, you need to combine olive oil, Dijon mustard, lemon juice, white or red wine vinegar, salt, and pepper. This combination of ingredients provides a balanced flavor that complements the kale, while also enhancing its nutritional value. The olive oil and vinegar provide a lightly acidic taste, while the Dijon mustard adds a zesty pop. The lemon juice and salt provide a hint of sweetness, and the pepper rounds out the flavor.

This dressing is a great way to make a delicious kale salad without compromising on nutrition and keeping it vegan. It is also a great addition to other salad, as it is low in calories but high in flavor. Try adding it to your favorite salad for a flavorful and nutritious meal.

KALE SALAD RECIPE

Tips to Make the Best Kale Salad

To make the best kale salad, there are a few tips to keep in mind. Firstly, be sure to remove the stems from the kale leaves. The stems are too tough and fibrous to be enjoyable in a salad, and will take away from the flavor. Secondly, massage the leaves until they become soft and wilted. This helps to break down the tough fibers of the kale, making it easier to eat and digest. Additionally, massaging the kale helps to release its natural flavors, making it taste even better. Lastly, dress the salad with the right type of oil and acid. Olive oil is a great choice for salads as it is full of antioxidants and healthy fat. A light acidic dressing like a lemon juice or vinegar is also a great addition, as it helps to tenderize the kale for a softer bite. In addition to these tips, it is also important to use fresh ingredients for the best results. Fresh kale should be crisp and bright green in color. It should also smell slightly sweet and fragrant. Fresh ingredients also help to add flavor to the salad and make it more enjoyable. Following these tips will ensure that your kale salad is flavorful, nutritious, and enjoyable.

Healthy kale salad

How to Store Kale Salad

While kale salad it is most enjoyable when it is fresh, but if you planning to make it now and serve it later, this is not a problem. Kale salad can be stored for up to 3 days in the fridge for later consumption. To ensure that the salad remains fresh and tasty for up to 3 days, it is important to properly store it.

To store the kale salad, it should be placed in an airtight container. The container should be airtight to prevent the kale salad from becoming soggy or starting to spoil. Place the container in the fridge and make sure to consume it within 3 days of making it.

It is not recommended to freeze the salad.

You also can prepare the salad ingredient in the bowl ahead of time, same with the dressing. Put the both (separately) in the fridge until ready to serve. When ready to serve, just the salad out the fridge, pour the dressing and mix.

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