In my opinion, you really can't beat a giant power salad packed with tons of delicious ingredients. They're fresh, healthy, and always leave me feeling amazing. You may be thinking . . . "Kale salad? Boring. Been there, done that." But wait! This one is definitely worth your time. I was inspired to make it after devouring the Greek Corn Salad at Art's Table in Santa Monica. The next day, I went straight to the Brentwood Farmer's Market to stock up on fresh-as-it-gets lacinato kale, tomatoes, and persian cucumbers. After a bit of chopping and kale-massaging, my Mediterranean Kale Salad was ready to go in a matter of minutes, and it was seriously good.
The best part of this recipe is that you can't possibly mess it up. I didn't measure any ingredients as I made this salad and just kind of threw it all together in a big bowl. I'll do my best to estimate the measurements but feel free to just go for it! The most important step is massaging the kale like it's just had a rough day. :) This removes the bitterness from the kale and makes it much more delicious!
1 bunch lacinato kale - stems removed & finely chopped
3 persian cucumbers - chopped
1 cup heirloom cherry tomatoes
3/4 cup garbanzo beans - drained and rinsed
3 hearts of palm - chopped
1/4 cup grilled corn (or raw white corn)
2 tbsp toasted pine nuts
A sprinkle of crumbled feta cheese
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Juice from 1/4 lemon
Salt & pepper to taste
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Juice from 1/4 lemon
1/2 tsp honey
1/2 tsp dill
Salt & pepper to taste.
1. Wash kale, then remove stems, and chop finely. Transfer to a bowl and add 1 tbsp
olive oil and juice from 1/4 of a lemon.
2. Massage, massage, massage kale until it softens. Season with salt and pepper.
3. Add all salad toppings.
4. Mix together dressing ingredients and taste-test to make sure it is seasoned well.
5. Mix dressing with salad. Serve and enjoy!
How simple is that?! I'll be making this salad all summer long and I hope you will too!
July 28th, 2016
December 6, 2016
Lindsay is a Holistic Nutritionist who lives for a great meal, a beautiful farmers market, daily matcha lattes, and homemade chocolate chip cookies. Weeknight Bite is Lindsay's happy place where her nutrition practice, simple recipes, and wellness tips come together to inspire you to live a healthy, balanced life.