Tasty Tuscan Kale & Apple Salad

By Healing Lifestyles and Spas

Makes: 4 servings
One serving: Calories 206; Fat 11.8g (Sat 2.5g); Protein 6.5g; Carb 20.7g; Fiber 3.7g; Sodium 181mg

Ingredients

Salad

  • 1 bunch (10 ounces) Tuscan (also called Lacinato) kale
  • 1 medium apple like Fuji or Honeycrisp, diced
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sugar dried cranberries
  • 4 teaspoons sunflower seeds
  • 2 tablespoons sliced almonds
  • 1 ounce firm cheese like Piave, Parmigiano-Reggiano or Manchego, shaved with a vegetable peeler (to make vegan, use plant-based hard cheese like Treeline)

Dressing

  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon agave (or maple syrup)
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper

Directions

  1. To make the dressing, whisk the vinegar, mustard, agave and oil together in a small bowl. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  2. To make the salad, remove the kale leaves from the stems and discard the stems. Slice the leaves thinly (you should have about 5 cups). Place the kale in a salad bowl and add the dressing. Massage the dressing into the kale, coating all of the leaves well. This will help the kale absorb the dressing and also help tenderize the leaves. Add the apple, dried cranberries, sunflower seeds and almonds and toss to combine. Sprinkle the cheese on top and serve.

Recipe courtesy of The Foodie Physician

 

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