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Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

Sexy Summer Kale Salad

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

Sweet, Sexy Summer #Kale #Salad - Tastes like summer in a bowl and helps with #summer #weightloss!

I’ve been on a kale kick lately…I just can’t get enough! There is so much amazing local produce in Austin right now, it’s overwhelming in the most wonderful way!! Be sure to check out your local farmer’s markets this time of year. The produce is the best you’ll find and the experience is so much fun!

Our local Whole Foods has a super yummy Summer Salad that I’ve been devouring so I thought I’d come up with my own variation to share with you! It’s nice and crisp, sweet, and just a bit savory too!

Sweet, Sexy Summer #Kale #Salad - Tastes like summer in a bowl and helps with #summer #weightloss!

You’ll need:

  • 2 bunches curly kale
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/4 cup blanched almonds
  • 3 Tbs pine nuts
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • your favorite raspberry vinaigrette or this homemade version 

Sweet, Sexy Summer #Kale #Salad - Tastes like summer in a bowl and helps with #summer #weightloss!

First, grab the kale by the stem and strip the leaves from the stem with your hands. I like to save the stems and use them later in my veggie juices! Again, using your hands, tear the kale into small pieces and place in a large bowl or large plastic ziploc bag.

kale leaves and stems

Then add your favorite raspberry vinaigrette. I really love a local Texas brand made by Central Market or you could make your own at home using this recipe.

Use your hands to squeeze, massage and mix the kale with your raspberry dressing until slightly wilted. Massaging the kale is not only fun but also helps to make the tough leafy greens softer and easier to digest. Taste the mixture and adjust flavors as needed. Next add your dried cranberries, almonds, pine nuts, and shredded carrots and toss well.

I like to let mine sit overnight which will allow the flavors to mix well. Kale is a very sturdy green, so this dish will last for several days in the fridge.

You can serve it with a yummy Carrot, Orange, Fennel Agua Fresca as pictured. All you need is

  • 4 carrots
  • 1 orange, peeled
  • 1 fennel bulb

Simply run all ingredients through a juicer (Breville is my favorite brand), add 1/2 cup water to dilute, serve over ice and enjoy!

Sweet, Sexy Summer #Kale #Salad - Tastes like summer in a bowl and helps with #summer #weightloss!

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4 Responses to “Sexy Summer Kale Salad”

  1. Jessica May 2, 2014 at 7:36 pm #

    I love all of your recipes.I want to buy all of your ebooks. Is it possible to print your ebooks once I buy it?

    • Linda May 3, 2014 at 1:13 pm #

      Yes! Absolutely!!

      Thanks so much and enjoy!! Xoxo

  2. John July 15, 2014 at 12:41 am #

    Thank you Linda 🙂

  3. Lorna August 31, 2014 at 6:16 pm #

    Hi Linda……

    Just wanted to say that I am now able to get your emails again!
    I use kale in almost everything these days! This recipe has become one of my staples!

    I am still drinking green smoothies. This am, and most mornings I start with my Vitamix, enough water or green tea to cover the blades, and then I add 1 tsp. of apple cider vinegar, 1 T. ground flaxseed, some fresh ginger, raw broccoli, fresh parsley, a couple leaves of kale, 1/2 pink grapefruit, and some frozen, strawberries or mango, and a scoop of vanilla creme protein powder sweetend with Stevia. I have this most mornings. YUMMY!!!!

    Thanks again for helping me fix the issue of the missing emails.