Deliciously healthy salad packed with superfood goodness for a supermodel look!
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.
Supermodel Superfood Salad
- 1 head of kale
- 1/4 cup pine nuts
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries or currants
- 1 lemon juiced
- 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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