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Easy Kale Salad with Fresh Lemon Dressing

This Easy Kale Salad recipe is packed full of fresh, hearty kale, tangy, homemade lemon dressing, crunchy almonds and sweet cranberries. You can make it ahead and have it ready in less than 30 minutes! Plus, kale is a great way to promote better sleep. One cup of chopped kale contains 10% RDI of vitamin B6,  plus good amounts of potassium,  calcium, and magnesium. In addition to these sleep-supporting nutrients, kale also packs massive amounts of vitamins K, A, and C, and even small amounts of iron and omega-3s.

Easy Kale Salad with Fresh Lemon Dressing
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PRE TIME: 25 min
COOKING TIME: 0
TOTAL TIME: 25 min
2 SERVING
Ingredients:
  • 5 cup Kale chopped
  • 2 tsp. Olive oil
  • 1/8 tsp. Salt
  • 2 cup Broccoli chopped
  • 1/2 cup Almonds sliced
  • 1.5 cup Feta cheese, optional
  • 1 cup Carrots shredded or julienne
  • 1/2 cup Red onion julienne sliced
  • 1/4 cup Sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup Cranberries
  • LEMON DRESSING
  • 2/3 cup Olive oil
  • 3 tbsp. Fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp. Red wine vinegar
  • 1.5 tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 2 Cloves Garlic minced
  • 1/2 tsp. Dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp. Salt
  • 1/8 tsp. Ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp. Honey
  • 1 Large Shallot
Directions:
1
First make your dressing by combining the ingredients above (except the oil) in a stand mixer and gradually turn on the mixer to high speed, with the middle of the lid opened drizzle in the olive oil slowly to emulsify. Note: 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 you desire.
2
(Optional step if you serve it immediately) 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 but needs to be served immediately otherwise, the leaves will wilt because of the oil.
3
In a large bowl, combine massaged kale, broccoli, almonds, feta 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 and serve to share.
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