I love a good salad. Any time of year. And it is so important for us to get plenty of veggies into our bodies. I had bought 2 bunches of curly kale at the grocery store the other day because it was so pretty and I love it! I like to make kale chips, saute kale, and also add it to my smoothies/shakes. Yesterday I decided to make a kale salad and it is so good!
Kale has so many benefits. It is a good source of fiber (hello, we all need a little more fiber). It is also rich in vitamins as well as antioxidants.
With just a few simple, healthy ingredients, a kale salad makes a perfect side dish, snack, or even a main meal by just adding some chicken, a boiled egg, and/or avocado.
1 bunch of fresh curly kale--- washed, torn away from stem, and chopped to yield 8 cups
1 cup shredded carrots
1 cup diced apple
1/2 cup raisins
1/2-3/4 cup toasted and chopped pecans (or walnuts)
2 Tablespoons avocado oil (or olive)
2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar (you can also try balsamic or red wine vinegar)
1/2 teaspoon honey (or maple syrup)
sprinkle of salt and pepper
Massage kale in a large bowl with your hands. This helps to tenderize the kale and also brings out a rich green color.
Next add in the carrots, apple, raisins, and nuts.
Whisk all dressing ingredients together in a measuring bowl/cup.
Pour dressing over salad and mix well. Refrigerate and enjoy!