If You Don’t Eat Kale But Know You Should, You Must Try This Salad!
Kale is all the rage in a superfood and if you’re yet to jump on the kale bandwagon, even with all it’s amazing benefits, this salad will help you learn to love that kaley goodness!
For the total number of calories, kale is one of the most nutrient dense foods you can add to your diet!
One cup has more than your daily needs of vitamin A, K and C along with vitamin B6, calcium, copper, iron magnesium and potassium, to name a few.
It’s also got a bit of protein and fibre to help keep you full.
We’ve added some quinoa as naturally gluten free source of good quality, low-GI carbohydrates for energy.
It’s also a substantial source of protein which, along with the sliced almonds and avocado for healthy fats, makes this salad a well-balanced meal in itself!
Lemon juice adds a fresh, citrusy flavour as well as transforming the kale from a tough and bitter leaf to a delicate and delicious salad that even non-kale lovers will love!
Sugar Free – No (but natural sugars from fruit)
Gluten Free – Yes
Dairy Free – Yes
Grain Free – Yes
Protein – Medium
Carbs – Medium
Fats – Medium
For the Love of Kale Salad Recipe
Juice of ½ lemon
1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp white vinegar
¼ teaspoon sea salt
1 cup curly kale, finely chopped with stems removed
½ cup cooked and cooled quinoa
1 tbsp. sultanas
2 tbsp. sliced almonds
¼ cup red capsicum, finely cubed
½ avocado, cubed
Makes 1 serving
In a medium sized bowl, mix together lemon juice, olive oil, vinegar and salt.
Add the chopped kale and massage the lemon mixture into the leaves, making sure that the kale is well coated.
Add the quinoa, sultanas, almonds, capsicum and avocado and toss to combine.
Serve immediately by itself or alongside a well-cooked steak.