Kale Salad with Fruity Vinaigrette

Kale Salad with Fruity Vinaigrette at This Mama Cooks! On a Diet - thismamacooks.com

Spring must be in the air because friend and frequent contributor, Holly Clegg, has sent me a salad recipe for kale. This recipe comes from Holly’s cookbook, Eating Well To Fight Arthritis [affiliate code]. This is a terrific cookbook for not only arthritis sufferers, but anyone who’s trying to eat a low-inflammation diet. You can find more of Holly’s trim& TERRIFIC® recipes at hollyclegg.com and The Healthy Cooking Blog. And don’t forget that Holly’s cookbooks [affiliate link) make wonderful gifts for anyone trying to eat in a more healthy way!

Kale for National Nutrition Month

With National Nutrition Month upon us, why not branch out and try a new veggie you may have heard about recently – kale? The funny-looking, trendy green has been around a while, but has had a resurgence in popularity recently and for good reason! Just one cup of kale boasts a whopping 5 grams of fiber, 15% of your daily calcium recommended intake, 180% of vitamin A, and 200% of vitamin C!

Kale is also super versatile as you can add it to smoothies and even bake it with a little olive oil and a sprinkle of salt for yummy kale chips. And this Kale Salad with Fruity Vinaigrette from my trim&TERRIFIC Eating Well to Fight Arthritis cookbook is a must try, using the super green as a base topped with chopped fruit and pecans. You will love the Fruity Vinaigrette for it’s perfect blend of sweet and savory flavors. Gluten-free, vegetarian, and diabetic-friendly – this salad will appeal to your taste buds as it does to your health!

Kale Salad with Fruity Vinaigrette at This Mama Cooks! On a Diet - thismamacooks.com

Kale Salad with Fruity Vinaigrette

You must give kale a try in this toss together invigorating and dazzling salad with fruit, pecans in an outstanding vinaigrette.

Ingredients

For Kale Salad:

  • 8 cups chopped kale, center ribs and stems removed
  • 1 cup shredded red cabbage
  • 1 apple, nectarine or fruit of choice, chopped
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • Fruity Vinaigrette (recipe follows)

For Fruity Vinaigrette:

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup apricot preserves
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

Directions

For Kale Salad:

  1. In large salad, toss together kale, cabbage, fruit and pecans. Toss with Fruity Vinaigrette (see recipe).

For Fruity Vinaigrette:

  1. In bowl, whisk together all ingredients.
Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Total Time: 20 Minutes
Servings: Makes 8 servings
  • Serving size: 1/8 of recipe
  • Calories: 145
  • Calories from Fat: 75 (52%)
  • Total Fat: 9g
  • Saturated fat: 1g
  • Unsaturated fat: 8g
  • Sodium: 44mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 16g
  • Sugar: 7g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

Dietary Exchanges: 1/2 fruit, 2 vegetable, 2 fat

Recipe and photo used with permission.

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