Yummy Kale Salad

This is one of our favorite salads.  It’s super easy to make and kids like it too.  It’s so colorful and is a great salad to bring to a party.  Enjoy!

Yummy Kale Salad

Makes about 8 cups

Serves 4 as a side or 2 as a dinner

 

 Salad

  • 6 cups chopped curly Kale
  • 1-2 plum tomatoes, halved and sliced thin
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries or cherries
  • ¼ cup Thompson raisins or currants
  • ¼ cup pine nuts
  • ¼ cut sunflower seeds

Lemon Dressing

  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • ¼ tablespoon sea salt – I like Celtic Sea Salt
  • Ground pepper to taste

Green Vinaigrette

  • 1 small bunch scallions – green tops only
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup agave nectar
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar

Chiffonade and chop the kale.  Put the kale into your salad bowl and massage gently to soften.  Add the tomatoes, cranberries or cherries and raisins.

To make the lemon dressing, whisk the lemon juice, sea salt and pepper together.  Then slowly add the olive oil while whisking.  Pour the dressing onto the salad and toss to combine.  Put in the fridge for a bit, and the kale will wilt a little more.  When ready to serve, add the pine nuts and sunflower seeds and toss.

When serving at a party, I like to use the green vinaigrette because it is pretty and decorative.  This is actually a great dressing on a lot of salads.  Put the scallions, agave, vinegar and olive oil in the blender.  Mix on high until completely blended.  Put into a bottle or squeeze bottle and pour decoratively on top of the salad.  You can even decorate with thinly sliced cucumbers!

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