Friday, October 26, 2012

Crunchy Kale Salad

This salad is one of those power house salads that is a meal on its own. Especially if you added diced chicken. I also often add hemp hearts or flax seeds.

This salad, with the exception of the avocado, will last an amazingly long time in the refrigerator so don't be intimidated by the large batch size. It will provide several days worth of lunches - always important in our house.

Adapted from Use Real Butter, serves four to six


4 cups kale, shredded
2 cups red cabbage, shredded
2 cups green cabbage, shredded
1 Granny Smith apple, julienned
1 avocado, diced
1 cup almond slivers
1 cup dried cranberries or raisins

1/2 cup orange juice
1 tablespoon maple syrup
3 tablespoons tahini
1/3 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice
Pinch of salt, to taste


Place the orange juice, maple syrup, tahini, lemon juice and salt in a medium bowl and whisk together until blended. Slowly drizzle the olive oil into the bowl while whisking constantly. Set aside.

In a large bowl, combine the kale, cabbage, apple, avocado, almonds and cranberries. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss until well coated. 


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