Kale is one of the healthiest superfoods on the planet. This is not just my opinion … it’s a fact! The health benefits of kale are well documented. Kale has a reputation for being quite bitter, but this healthy kale salad recipe may have you changing your tune if you’ve been late to jump on the kale train.
The key to reducing the bitterness is to balance it with other ingredients. I used a little extra virgin olive oil, some lemon juice for a little acidity (if you don’t like a lot of acidity, only use juice from half the lemon), a dash of kosher salt, some pepitas (pumpkin seeds), and feta cheese. If you’re a vegetarian or vegan and want a raw version, of course the last ingredient isn’t necessary. I’m kind of a cheese junkie, so it was hard for me to omit.
Let’s talk about the nutrition facts for this kale salad recipe because it’s pretty impressive, I must say. At just 112 calories and 7 grams of fat, you can go back for seconds or thirds and feel no guilt whatsoever. It’s one of the healthiest and tastiest salads in my arsenal, my friends. Try it, enjoy it, and make it over and over again.
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Ingredients: Kale Salad Recipe
- 1 bunch kale (about 6-8 large leaves)
- Juice from 1 lemon
- 1 T olive oil
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 1/4 tsp. kosher salt
- 1/4 cup feta cheese
- 2 T pepitas
- Black pepper to taste
1. Rinse the kale leaves and chop off the stems. Here’s a video on how to cut kale in case you’ve never done it.
2. Cut the kale into small pieces (approximately 1 square inch).
3. Mince the garlic.
4. Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Use your hands to mix together together thoroughly.
112 calories, 7 g fat, 9 g carbs (1.5 g fiber), 5 g protein, 248 mg sodium