August 17th
 

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‘Tis the Season to eat your Greens!

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Kale is one of my favorite green vegetables and it should be one of yours!  Part of the cabbage family, kale contains more than just stellar amounts of vitamins and minerals like C, K, E, calcium and magnesium.  It is also a great source of antioxidants and chemical compounds that help regulate immunity, fight cancer cells and protect your skin from the damage of UV rays.

I eat it because it’s delicious.  Heartier than spinach, but not as bitter as mustard or dandelion greens, there are many ways to enjoy this vegetable superstar.  Kale chips (a family  fav ),  can also be added to soups, stews or in this case eaten raw!  I have made this kale salad for literally hundreds of people; the majority are blown away by how great  tasting it is!

This delish dish will be my side dish contribution to my family’s Christmas dinner,  guaranteed to be both  crowd pleasing and unique!

Kale & Apple Salad

  • 1 Bunch of Kale (# of cups?)
  • 1 Large Apple (Granny Smith, Honey Crisp)
  • 1/2 Cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/3 Cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 Tbsp PC Black Label Honey-Ginger Vinegar ( or Seasoned Rice Vinegar)
  • 2-3 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 tsp Dijon Mustard
  • 2 tsp Maple Syrup
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt

Tear kale leaves off the fibrous stalk. Place in a large bowl and fill with water. Float the Kale so all the dirt falls to the bottom of the bowl.  Pull kale from the bowl rather than dumping the water and dry completely with a clean dishcloth or paper towel.
Stack kale leaves on top of one another.
Roll the stack lengthwise into a cigar shape and then slice it thinly into ribbons across the leaf (chiffonade), repeat with remaining leaves and place Kale in large bowl.
Cut the apple into slices, and then into matchsticks, place in bowl with Kale.

Whisk together Vinegar, Olive oil, Dijon, maple syrup and sea salt.  Toss dressing with Kale.

Place on a platter and top with apples, feta cheese and walnuts.

Note: if you have a smaller bunch of kale, you may not need the entire amount of dressing. You be the judge!


Andrea

Andrea

Andrea Buckett enjoys a career that has embraced multiple arenas as a diversified food expert; her experience is rich in knowledge about all things food. Founder of Insatiable Food, Andrea has encompassed exciting platforms on television, in writing, recipe development, culinary instructing and food event productions. Combined with a keen eye for food trends and a strong background in homeopathic medicine and nutrition, Andrea’s passion is to inspire others to eat well and live well. Andrea is an active social media user with her Blog Insatiable Food, you can follow her on Twitter & Facebook.

 

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