Salads

Chopped Kale Salad


Sunday night dinner and this is what I’m serving, yum! There is nothing better than a delicious kale salad- especially one that’s chopped.

I was seriously frustrated with the labor-intensive task of chopping kale and couldn’t figure out how to make it taste like I had purchased it at a restaurant- so I went ahead and gave the food processor a try with the kale, and it was a major success!! I will definitely be using the food processor again in the future for all kale chopping purposes. If you don’t have a food processor, not to worry go ahead and chop it- it works just as well!

Enjoy this salad with your favorite protein for a complete meal!

  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Total time: 15-20 minutes
  • Makes: 4 servings

Ingredients:

For the salad:

  • 2 bunches kale, washed and stems/ribs removed
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts, slivered or chopped almonds
  • 3 Tbsp dried cranberries
  • 2 Tbsp parmesan cheese (organic)
  • (optional) 1 avocado, sliced

For the dressing:

  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Herbs and spices (basil, parsley, etc)

Directions;

  1. Chop the kale using a food processor or a knife (if using the food processor, pulse until the kale is well chopped) then put the chopped kale into a salad bowl.
  2. Add the nuts and cranberries to the salad.
  3. Prepare the salad dressing in a small bowl; combine the olive oil and lemon along with herbs and spices then mix vigorously using a fork or whisk.
  4. Dress the salad.
  5. Serve and enjoy!