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Massaging the kale and adding the zesty sweet lemon vinaigrette dressing to this Kale Salad is a great way to anticipate its deliciousness. It is also a great way to get a healthy dose of vitamin K that supports bone and blood health.
8 ounces of curly kale
½ cup dried cranberries
½ cup sliced almonds
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1 tablespoon lemon juice, or orange juice
1 teaspoon lemon zest, or orange zest
¼ teaspoon salt
⅛ teaspoon pepper
Remove ribs from kale by slicing down each side of the rib with a knife. Then, chop kale leaves into bite-size pieces and add to a large bowl. Massage kale leaves for one minute – lightly knead and scrunch leaves with clean hands until kale appears slightly darker and more tender. Add cranberries and almonds to kale and set aside.
In a separate bowl, add olive oil, Dijon mustard, maple syrup, lemon juice, lemon zest, salt, and pepper. Whisk to combine, then pour over kale and gently toss until salad is evenly coated. Serve immediately.
The Food-as-Medicine philosophy is based on the belief that whole food is a traditional remedy with the therapeutic power to improve and maintain one’s health. The philosophy has been around for hundreds of years.Read More