Recipe: Kale Salad

Gluten Free Kale Salad

 

Recently I was at Una Pizza here in Calgary and had their Kale Caesar Salad. It was light, crunchy and very tasty. I knew this was a salad I would have to try and recreate.

Kale is really lovely in salads because it doesn’t wilt like a romaine or butter lettuce. Plus it’s one of the super foods we should be eating more and more.

Why should you eat Kale? I’ll give you a few really good reasons.

 

Gluten Free Kale Salad

 

  1. Kale is known as the KING of vegetables in terms of its health benefits.
  2. Kale is unusually high in fiber and is an excellent source of Vitamins A and Calcium.
  3. It is one of the best sources of beta-carotene which means it is high in anti-oxidants.
  4. Kale’s nutrients help in battling cancer, heart disease, prevention of UV damage to cataracts as well as osteoporosis and dementia.

It really is, just plainly, a vegetable you should eat a couple of times a week. In the winter I tend to sauté Kale in olive oil and garlic as a side dish, or even better, I love to make a kale sausage soup.

Walmart is now carrying Organic Girl “I love baby kale” salad, that I really love. Baby Kale has a milder flavor and can easily be substituted in salads without anyone knowing they are eating something really, really healthy.

 

Kale salad

 

Organic Girl (I love baby kale) salad mix

1/4 cup slivered Parmesan reggiano cheese

5-6 slices fried bacon(crumbled)

 

1 egg yolk

Lemon juice from 1 lemon

6 Tbsp olive oil

1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar

1 tsp Dijon mustard

1 Tbsp Nonna Pia’s Strawberry Fig Balsamic Reduction

 

Instructions:

  • In Vitamix add egg yolk, lemon juice, olive oil, vinegar, mustard and balsamic. Start on low and turn to high for a few seconds to blend all ingredients.
  • In a large bowl add baby kale and crumbled bacon.

Gluten Free Kale Salad

  • You can either plate individual salads and allow people to pour their own dressing on, plus then slivered Parmesan, or you can mix all together in a big bowl and serve.

Gluten Free Kale Salad

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