As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. This salad is super easy to prepare and since kale is such a hearty green, you can even make it an hour or two ahead of time without worrying about the kale getting soggy. This massaging helps breakdown and tenderize the kale, an otherwise bitter and hard-to-eat veggie. It’s tough, and it will stay tough unless you massage it. Before serving, I sprinkle in the apples and feta. Our favorite Thanksgiving Salad recipe made with a massage kale salad base, apple slices, goat cheese, candied walnuts, and dried cherries! Thank you for this healthy suggestion and I wish you enjoy your day :-), Your email address will not be published. This quick and easy salad sounds delicious especially with the citrusy sour lemon and salty parmesan in it! Chop kale, carrot, beet and apple, finely (may chop manually or use grater, food processor or high-power blender). Updated August 2020. originally posted November 30, 2017 (updated October 24, 2020) by Liz categories: Gluten Free, Salads 38 comments, Pingback: Broccoli Cheddar Soup - I Heart Vegetables. The other secret to a good kale salad is to massage the kale with olive oil, lemon and salt using your hands. Learn how your comment data is processed. « Cinnamon Baked Apples with Walnuts and Spices. All Rights Reserved, or other type of kale, stem removed and finely chopped. Just a minute or two in a warm pan causes the walnuts to become lightly toasted and nutty in flavor. Picked at the height of freshness, fruits and veggies always taste best when they’re in season. Top with apples, Parmesan cheese, and walnuts. You need to be hands-on with your kale. Spelt Salad with Apples, Cheddar and Scallions, Cinnamon Baked Apples with Walnuts and Spices. Tips for a perfect kale salad. A simple dressing of olive oil, lemon, and apple cider vinegar makes this easy salad come together in just a few minutes! Clean kale and remove stems. Great for making ahead and packing in lunches! Want more delicious salad recipes? I love kale too. With an emphasis on healthy eating and living, Liz’s recipes and food photography have been featured in various publications including the cover of Women’s World magazine, Good Housekeeping, Shape, Real Simple, Cosmopolitan, Food Network Blog, Huffington Post, TODAY Food, Foodgawker, and The Cooking Channel. This hearty massaged kale salad is made with sweet apples and crunchy walnuts. In a small pan, heat the walnuts over medium-low heat. You'll find easy, vegetarian recipes and simple tips for living a healthier, happier life! Throw everything into a bowl. Toss well and add more salt and pepper to taste if needed. I’ve also been loving arugula lately…so yummy! Learn how your comment data is processed. Kale is a tough green and it needs to be massaged to make it tender. After washing your kale… Welcome to I Heart Vegetables! This hearty kale salad is filled with crisp apples, salty Parmesan, and crunchy walnuts. Tag @iheartveggies on Instagram and hashtag it #iheartveggies. Place the kale leaves into a large salad bowl and, using your hands, sort of massage the olive oil … The apples add more crunchy texture and a delicious sweetness to balance off the lemon. Cut an apple into quarters, then cut the core off each quarter. While I frequently make my Kale Caesar salad, I decided to change things up by adding toasted walnuts and juicy apples. A simple dressing of olive oil, lemon, and apple cider vinegar helps this salad come together in just a few minutes! In a small dish, combine the lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, olive oil, and salt, and drizzle it over the kale. Adding protein will easily turn this into a quick and delicious total meal salad. Slice each quarter into thins strips. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Required fields are marked *. Looking for other kale salad recipes? Mix the olive oil, lemon juice, honey and pinch of salt in a mason jar. If you do decide to make it in advance, I recommend waiting to add the walnuts until you’re ready to serve it. Add kale to a medium bowl along with olive oil, lemon juice and salt and pepper to taste. I think my favorite salad green is spinach or mixed greens. You'll know they're toasted when you can smell them. The Lemon Bowl® is a registered trademark of Liz Della Croce LLC. This looks like a great, hearty, nutritious salad that you can dress up however you like. I am a huge cheese fan so I would probably add both the parmesan and feta in as well :). Required fields are marked *. Maybe I’ll have to try kale again. Liz is the founder and creator of The Lemon Bowl. This post was originally published in November 2015. Your email address will not be published. Serve immediately or keep it in the fridge for up to 2 hours until ready to serve. With fall quickly approaching, I wanted to share one of my favorite massaged kale salad recipes. … It’s important because kale is an intense leafy green. Published: Aug 29, 2019 by Liz DellaCroce. If you don’t have lemon juice on hand you can always use your favorite vinegar. Published: Aug 29, 2019 by Liz DellaCroce This hearty massaged kale salad is made with sweet apples and crunchy walnuts. The feta is creamy and tangy,  the ultimate balance to the toasted walnuts and sweet apples.