Before February 2014, I had never tasted kale. I never even considered eating kale. Now I’m kale’s biggest fan! I easily eat a kale salad 5 days a week.
Things I love about Kale Salad (in no particular order)
-it keeps for several days in the fridge (unlike a lettuce salad)
-it’s a super food; one of the healthiest vegetables on the planet
-it’s so versatile; I have had so many different versions of a kale salad
-and Ryan Gosling loves kale!
Well I do love kale. Picking a favourite kale salad is tough. I love love love the kale salad I made a few weeks ago with the egg and the fried Pankohttps://ichoosehappyblog.com/2014/08/15/stuck-on-a-plateau/! But I do hold a special place in my heart for the first kale salad I tried and loved https://ichoosehappyblog.com/2014/07/16/can-a-kale-salad-make-you-happy/. There is a new kale salad catching my fancy right now- Kale Salad with Warm Cranberry Vinaigrette! Yes I said warm!
You will need:
3 Tbsp. olive oil, divided
1 shallot, peeled and thinly sliced
3 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
1 cup dried cranberries
2 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
2 teaspoons honey
juice and zest of half a lemon
1/8 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. black pepper
1 bunch kale, very thinly sliced
1/4 cup sliced almonds
(optional) 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese or goat cheese (I used goat cheese)
You can find the directions at http://www.gimmesomeoven.com/kale-salad-warm-cranberry-vinaigrette-recipe/#_a5y_p=1251626
We paired this kale salad with barbecued steak that I marinaded in this amazing marinade that you can find here http://www.everydaymaven.com/2013/balsamic-marinade-for-steak/
You will need:
11/2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1/2 tbsp spicy brown mustard
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp parsley
Follow the directions at everydaymaven.com
Love the kale- it will make you happy!
Choose happy 🙂