The Best Kale Salad You’ll Ever Have!

I love Kale!

But…not all of my clients get as exited about kale as I do, mainly because they are unsure how to prepare it and use it in recipes.

A lot of people can get turned off by the bitterness of kale. And yes…kale is definitely a bitter leafy green. But the bitterness actually helps to cleanse the liver! How great is that?

Kale is loaded with a ton of essential minerals, vitamins and antioxidants. Plus, it contains vitamin K. A vitamin essential for building your bones and keeping them strong!

In this recipe, I created a deliciously sweet dressing using raw honey. The honey helps to balance out the bitterness. Organic raisins are added for some extra sweetness and texture and heart healthy creamy pine nuts add delicious flavour and balance.

This recipe is SO easy to prepare and requires minimal ingredients. Its become a weekly staple in my house. In fact, I crave this salad frequently.

Hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

Watch my quick video as I show you how to prepare it.

Ingredients:
Salad:
1 large bunch black kale, washed and de-stemmed and broken up into pieces
1/4 cup pine nuts
1/3 cup thompson raisins
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese

Dressing:
3-4 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp raw honey
Juice of 1 lemon

Directions:
Mix dressing ingredients in a bowl using a whisk. The honey is quite sticky, so it may require a few minutes of stirring and whisking.
Add all salad ingredients to a large bowl and add in dressing. Allow salad to sit for 5-10 minutes to allow the kale to slightly wilt and absorb the dressing.

 

Hail to the Kale 🙂

Enjoy!

Samantha xoxo

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Samantha Gladish is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Weight Loss Coach & Hormone Fixer-Upper. She is the founder of HolisticWellness.ca; a website dedicated to helping women lose weight and balance their hormones with delicious food. Samantha coaches and supports women from around the world on natural beauty care, holistic health and nutrition. Her philosophy is that through changing the way we eat, think, move and care for our bodies, we can heal ourselves and live a life of more power and possibility. Her passion for business is an extension of her work as a Health Coach. Samantha speaks internationally on all things health, wellness and entrepreneurship and in her spare time, you can find her baking up delicious health-ified treats in her kitchen.

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