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Easy Kale Salad with Fresh Lemon Dressing
From spendwithpennies.com; serves 4
5 cups kale chopped
1-2 teaspoons olive oil
⅛ teaspoon salt
2 cups broccoli chopped
½ cup almonds sliced
½ cup cheese optional (cheddar or feta work great here!)
¼-½ cup carrots shredded
¼ cup red onion diced
¼ cup sunflower seeds
¼ cup cranberries
Lemon Dressing:
¼ cup olive oil
2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 Tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 clove garlic minced
Make dressing by combining ingredients above in a lidded mason jar or other container with a tight fitting lid then shake well to emulsify. Dip a kale leaf in the dressing and adjust sweetener, salt, and pepper to taste. You can make this dressing as sweet or tart as your heart desires!
Next massage your chopped kale with a little olive oil and a pinch of salt. Rub with your fingers until leaves begin to darken and tenderize. This makes it taste great and gives the kale a silky texture!
In a large bowl, combine massaged kale, broccoli, almonds, cheese, carrots, onion, sunflower seeds, cranberries. Shake your dressing once more and pour about 1/3 of the dressing over the salad. Toss to coat and add extra dressing, to taste.