Kale Apple Salad with Honey Citrus Vinaigrette

Kale Apple Salad with Honey Citrus Vinaigrette makes a great side dish or can hold its own as a main entrée if topped with your favorite protein such as grilled chicken, salmon, shrimp or tofu. Loaded with vitamin A, vitamin C, fiber, calcium and vitamin K, this well-balanced salad is as nutritious as it is colorful. The chia seeds and walnuts pack an added dose of heart-healthy/anti-inflammatory omega-3’s. Makes: 4 small or 2 large salads.

Kale Apple Salad with Honey Citrus Vinaigrette

Kale Apple Salad with Honey Citrus Vinaigrette

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This well-balanced salad is as nutritious as it is colorful. The chia seeds and walnuts pack an added dose of heart-healthy/anti-inflammatory omega-3’s.
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Ingredients
  

  • 3 cups baby kale leaves , torn into bite-size pieces
  • 4 cups baby spinach leaves
  • 1/3 cup black or golden raisins
  • 1 large green apple , sliced
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup crumbled gorgonzola or blue cheese
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and black pepper , to taste

Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl, combine kale, spinach, raisins, apples, walnuts, seeds and cheese.
  • In a small bowl or measuring cup, combine vinegar, lemon juice, zest, mustard, honey and olive oil.
  • Pour dressing over salad, season with ground pepper, and toss well to combine.

Notes

Makes: 4 small or 2 large salads.
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