Kale Salad with Oil Free Balsamic Vinaigrette
Kale salad with oil free balsamic vinaigrette is a hearty and delicious side dish. The oil free balsamic vinaigrette is massaged into kale to make it tender and the perfect addition to any meal.
Servings: 4 servings
- 1 recipe oil free balsamic vinaigrette*
- 1 bunch kale stems removed and roughly chopped
- 1/4 head purple cabbage cored and thinly sliced
- 2 tablespoons fresh chives minced
- 2 tablespoons fresh basil minced
- 2 granny smith apples cut into matchsticks
- 1/2 cup pecans toasted**
In a large bowl, toss 2 tablespoons of the dressing and a pinch of salt with the kale and, with clean or gloved hands, gently massage the kale for 4-5 minutes until wilted and reduced in size. ***
Add the cabbage and herbs and toss to combine. Top with apples and pecans. Serve the remainder of the dressing on the side. Enjoy!
*Nutrition facts calculated without balsamic vinaigrette since some people love a lot of dressing on their salad and others don't. Please refer to the balsamic vinaigrette recipe for specific nutrition information.
**Make it nut free: use sunflower or pumpkin seeds instead.
***See instructions in body of blog post for more detailed preparation instructions.
Make this salad a main course and bulk it up by adding chickpeas, grilled portobello mushrooms, or roasted veggies.
Calories: 288kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 72mg | Potassium: 754mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 10493IU | Vitamin C: 154mg | Calcium: 198mg | Iron: 4mg