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Feed Your Body Friday: Hearty Fall Kale Salad

Looking for a delicious way to eat more kale? This Hearty Kale Warm Salad recipe is perfect as a quick lunch and healthy alternative during the cold months to come.

People associate salads with summer, but I set out to break that mold. I found the way to combine salad and comfort food with the few ingredients that you probably have on hand.

It’s quick, warm and full of autumn flavors with the kale and apple. You can’t go wrong with healthy kale and delicious hearty ingredients! You probably heard an apple a day keeps the doctor away, but I think a bowl of kale a day has a similar effect.

Here is your daily apple/kale dose that you can make in under 15 minutes with simple ingredients!

Hearty Fall Kale Salad

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Serving: 2

Ingredients

Salad

  • ¼ cups water
  • 6 cups chopped kale (stems removed)
  • 1 chopped red onion
  • 1 chopped bell pepper
  • ½ cup mushroom slices
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 4 chopped garlic cloves
  • 1 apple slices
  • ½ cup feta cheese in cube
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Dressing

  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 3 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp. maple syrup


Preparation

  1. In a large saucepan over medium-high heat add your pre-measured water, onion, bell pepper, garlic, and mushrooms. Cook for about 5 minutes.
  2. After 5 minutes, reduce heat to low and add kale to the mixture, cover five minutes.
  3. While you wait 5 minutes, prepare your salad dressing by combining dressing ingredients in a separate bowl and put it to the side.
  4. Return to your vegetable mixture, add salt and pepper (or any other spices your desire) to taste.
  5. Place kale salad and the cooked vegetables in a bowl.
  6. Add uncooked slices of apples and top with feta cheese.
  7. Finally, drizzle with the dressing you made in step 3.
  8. Serve immediately.

Recipe Tip: Kale can be a little hard to chew so here a little trick that works miracles: Rinse the leaves of kale under cold water and massage them with your thumbs, from the inside to the outside, this will soften the leaves! Yes, yes, you read that correctly, you have to give your kale a massage so that it’s softer under the tooth! Trust me, it works great and you’ll enjoy eating it much more. Also, remember to remove the leaf stem because the stem too hard for a salad, but if you don’t want to waste them, put it aside to use in a stir fry!

Kale is for sure one of our favorite fall vegetables, do you have one? If so let us know!

Keep the fall comfort food mood going with Feed Your Body Friday: 3 Fall Soup Recipes
Sophie Viau

Sophie Viau

Sophie is a blogger, writer, entrepreneur, world traveler, and photographer. As a young woman she had an unusual dream: To discover Iceland! "Nobody in my entourage had an interest in this type of trip" says Sophie, so she decided to go alone. What she discovered was that, not only was... Read More

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