If it was possible for a vegetable to be sexy, then kale would be a supermodel. It is the “hottest” vegetable in town for a good reason. According to Web MD, one cup of kale provides 5 grams of fiber, 15% of calcium and B6, 40% magnesium, 180% vitamin A, 200% vitamin C and 1,020 % vitamin K. Those are impressive numbers toward the daily 100% of each needed, and all in 36 little calories per serving. It is also a good source of antioxidants like beta-carotene and folic acid. Move over spinach, no wonder kale is known as a “super food” and this supermodel superfood salad places it in the star position.
New salad recipes are always exciting. A fresh, new salad means exciting lunch for the next few days and a new party dish in your repertoire. Healthy salads are an even better find because you can eat them guilt-free and really feel as if you are filling up mid-day. The other great thing about superfood salads is sharing new, healthy foods with friends and family. When you bring this salad to your next get together, everyone will rave.
Yields: 6 servings | Calories: 162 | Total Fat: 13 | Saturated Fat: 2 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 35 mg | Sodium: 16 mg | Carbohydrates: 12 g | Dietary Fiber: 2 g | Sugars: 8 g | Protein: 2 g | SmartPoints: 6 |
- One head of kale
- 1/4 cup pine nuts
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries or currants
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- Pinch of kosher or sea salt
Remove and discard large stems of kale leaves. Coarsely chop kale leaves and add to a large serving bowl. Add pine nuts, dried cranberries or currants.
Squeeze the juice of one lemon, drizzle with olive oil, and sprinkle salt, toss to combine.
If desired, garnish with 1/4 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese.
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