Cranberry Kale Salad

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The Picky Girl’s newest tasting adventure……Kale!!!!!! It is a great source of antioxidants and is an awesome new vegetable to add to your diet. My aunt and uncle came to visit this weekend and brought us tons of fresh kale from their garden. My mom looked up some recipes online and found this recipe for a Cranberry Kale Salad. Here’s the link: http://kristineskitchenblog.com/2013/10/16/massaged-kale-salad-with-pepitas-cranberries-and-goat-cheese/

I thought this salad was very yummy and well worth a try! The only thing is that I think I would substitute feta cheese for the goat cheese, just for a personal flavor preference.

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massaging the kale :)  [I was my own hand model this time!]
massaging the kale 🙂 [I was my own hand model this time!]
And as you can tell by the follow nutrition label kale is pretty awesome!

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Here’s a few pictures from my aunt and uncle’s garden!  Isn’t it amazing!?!

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Hope you enjoy this yummy salad!  Let me know what you think 🙂

 

(Nutritional values determined by the recipe calculator on Sparkpeople.com)

 

 

6 Comments Add yours

  1. Nancy says:

    This looks delicious! Can’t wait to try it. Can you recommend how long and how firmly you “massage” the kale?

    1. krisvw says:

      Of course! I just lightly squeezed and tossed the kale around the bowl with my hands. I did this until the kale turned a darker color. It’s actually pretty neat how it magically changes color. Enjoy!!!

  2. I’m so glad you enjoyed this salad! It’s a favorite of mine! I’m super jealous of that garden – wish I could grow my own kale! 🙂

    1. krisvw says:

      Thank you so much for the recipe, it is now a favorite of mine too! And I am super jealous of their garden as well!

  3. Susan B. says:

    Yum! Massage for two minutes for extra velvetyness! I make this and add a thinly sliced apple and use sliced almonds as the nuts.

    1. krisvw says:

      Apple slices would be great with this salad!

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