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Kale Salad with Lemon Walnut Dressing

February 28, 2009 By: kristi Category: Main Dish, Salad, Side Dish, Vegetables

Kale Salad

I apologize for the absence.  I was in Florida with one of my best friends and partners in crime for the week.  One of the reasons that I love Nikki so much is that we share a love for really healthy food.  We’ll gab and gab about all the health benefits that certain things have or don’t have.  Naturally after being with Nikki for a week, I’m in a healthy mood so I whipped up a salad using Kale.  I was looking for Chicory but wasn’t able to find any, so this is what I got.  I have never had kale before – I didn’t even know if it would work for a salad, but I was pleasantly surprised.  It’s tougher than other greens, but kale is so packed with nutrients that it’s hard to imagine not including it in your diet because it’s one of those power house foods that have a deep impact on fighting cancer.


Kale Salad with Lemon Walnut Dressing


Bunch of kale, thoroughly rinsed, stems removed and discarded, chopped
1 c. red, orange, and/or yellow peppers, chopped
1/4 c. Gorgonzola cheese
1/4 c. dried cranberries
1 1/2 Tbs. walnut oil
Juice from half of a lemon
1 tsp. honey
sea salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste


Place kale in bowl, top with the rest of the ingredients.



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