Inside Scoop: This simple kale salad is so easy and delicious, you’ll be making it every week!
This recipe was submitted by Jessica Mitton, Certified Holistic Nutritional Consultant and Culinary Nutrition Expert.
Yes, we may be all about healthier desserts and snacks, but salads are ESSENTIAL health tools, didn’t yah know?
Kale is just one of our favourite healthy greens, and we have some delicious recipes that disguise the wonderful green, like our Cheesy Dill Kale Chips and Kale Blueberry & Blender Muffins, but sometimes, you just need to straight up salad your kale! You know, the way nature intended.
We know that Mother Nature made greens a little bit bitter, and maybe not the most pleasurable taste to the palette when plain (especially if you’re not used to eating greens), but we also know that if Mother Nature were human, this goddess would be standing in front of us saying,
“It’s not about eating it plain guys, it’s about finding the other things provided by the earth, and making that kale stand out, like the badass she is.”
We often have vivid daydreams about who Mother Warrior Nature is.
Luckily Jessica Mitton knows just exactly how to make kale stand out, and has contributed the most beautiful, and Simple Kale Salad with a Creamy Garlic Dressing.
If you aren’t dreaming of kale salads, after you try a bite, you certainly will be.
Kale is such a wonderful food, it is loaded with Vitamin K, A and C (which are all fat-soluble vitamins), and also pretty abundant in minerals, making it anti-inflammatory, supporting your cardiovascular system, and supporting liver detox pathways.
It’s time to take plain ol’ kale, and make it come to life with this wonderful and simple kale salad!
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Simple Kale Salad With Creamy Garlic Dressing
- 1 bunch kale stems removed
- 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 2 Tbsp lemon juice
- 1 pinch sea salt
- 1/4 red onion sliced thinly
- 1 avocado sliced
- 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
- 1/4 cup dried cranberries
Creamy Garlic Dressing
- 3 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 Tbsp raw honey
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 tsp Dijon mustard
- Tear kale leaves into smaller pieces and add to medium sized bowl. Drizzle with oil, lemon juice and sprinkle with salt. Massage kale for about 3 minutes or until it starts to soften.
- Add onion, avocado, sunflower seeds and cranberries and toss.
- For the dressing add everything to a spill proof container or jar, and shake!
- Serve with ½ cup of Creamy Garlic dressing.
For the dressing add everything to a spill proof container or jar, and shake!
Jessica Mitton is a Certified Holistic Nutritional Consultant™ located in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Taking into consideration the body, mind and spirit, she’s fascinated by the ways food can improve people’s overall health. Jessica has been featured in the 2016, 2017 and 2018 From Scratch Cookbooks and is a former recipe contributor for Co-op Atlantic.
She has given presentations and demonstrations at high schools and numerous public events, and has also been featured in Optimyz, Old Crow and Co-op Dish magazines as well as Exploring Mind and Body and VOBB radio. Jessica is the author of Some Good cookbook, which will be available June 2018 through Breakwater Books.