Kale is the latest power food on the market these days, and it’s not without reason. This leafy green is loaded with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fiber, but it’s also super low in calories at about 10 per cup. This raw kale salad recipe is full of crunchy apples and sautéed onions, and topped with a sweet and slightly tart raspberry vinaigrette. If you like tender greens, try baby kale leaves, but any variety of the dark leafy green will do. Instead of using iceberg lettuce in your next salad recipe, try this kale salad with raspberry vinaigrette. You won’t be disappointed.
Did you know that kale is a superfood?
Yields: 4 servings | Serving Size: 2 cups |Calories: 368| Total Fat: 21 g | Saturated Fat: 2 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 0 mg | Sodium: 106 mg | Carbohydrates: 42 g | Dietary Fiber: 8 g | Sugars: 15 g | Protein: 10 g | SmartPoints: 13
- Salad Ingredients:
- 2 large bunches kale leaves, washed, stemmed, and chopped
- 1 crisp apple, cored and sliced
- 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
- 1/2 cup sliced almonds, toasted
- Raspberry Vinaigrette Ingredients:
- 1/4 cup safflower oil
- 3 tablespoons raspberry vinegar
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 1/4 dried oregano
- Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
In a large bowl, combine the kale, apple slices, onion and almonds. Toss well to combine.
Combine the dressing ingredients in a jar or other container with a lid. Shake the container vigorously until dressing is well combined. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
When ready to eat, toss the salad with the dressing and serve immediately.
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