|The Most Delicious Kale Salad|
So here it is! “Back of the Bag~Trader Joe’s Kale Salad"! I have posted it as it was originally written, and my changes. Try them both! Thank you Nic, for "the Most Delicious Kale Salad! Enjoy everyone!
|Vibrant and colorful…perfect to brighten any table|
Most Delicious Kale Salad
1- 10 oz. bag of trimmed kale (I buy a 16 oz. bag and fill my bowl with less than half the bag)
2 gala apples- chopped
½ to 1 cup dried cranberries
½ to 1 cup of chopped walnuts or pecans ( TJ’s calls for chopped almonds)
½ cup of pomegranate seeds (optional, but oh so good)
½ to 1 cup cut up cheese…I've used cheddar, gouda, parmesan chunks and feta (TJ’s calls for ½ a container of TJ’s feta)
salt and pepper to taste
3 T. olive oil (TJ’s calls for 6 T. olive oil and 5 T. TJ’s Orange Muscat Champagne vinegar)
2 T. orange juice (my addition- the citrus works very well with the kale)
Wish Bone Hazelnut Raspberry Dressing to taste (I use 3 tablespoons)
Put the Kale in a bowl and remove any tough stems. Sprinkle 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil over the Kale and massage it into the Kale. This softens the kale.
Sprinkle with a bit of salt and pepper. Add the apples, cranberries, nuts, and cheese and sprinkle the orange juice over it all; mix well with hands.
Pour the Hazelnut Raspberry dressing over the top, mix again and serve. (The fruity taste of the Hazelnut Raspberry Dressing pairs nicely with kale)
This salad can be made a few hours in advance…it holds up quite well.