Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Skinny Minny Recipe #3...Summer Kale Salad

I have been obsessed with both kale and brussel sprouts lately.  Not only are they yummy, but pretty darn good for you too.  Read about the health benefits of kale here.  This is a great salad to make for a picnic, a nice lunch, or for a pot luck.

Here's what you will need:
(Makes 4 Servings)

-1 Kale Bunch
-1/4 Cup of Dried Cranberries
-5 Tbsp of Sunflower Seeds
-1/4 Cup of Roughly Chopped Crystallized Ginger (can be found in the health food/bulk food aisle)

-1 1/2 Tbsp of Honey
-2 Tsp of Red Wine Vinegar
-2 1/2 Tbsp of Olive Oil
-Salt and Pepper to taste

1.) Separate the kale leaves from the ribs with a knife.  Then finely chop the kale leaves (1/2" wide).  Wash the kale thoroughly with water.

2.) Dry kale with paper towels or in a salad spinner.

3.) Mix together the salt, pepper, honey and red wine vinegar with a whisk.  Then slowly pour in the olive oil and whisk vigorously to mix all the dressing ingredients well.

4.) Place the dried kale along with the dried cranberries, sunflower seeds, and crystallized ginger into a large mixing bowl.

5.) Drizzle the dressing on top and mix well with salad tossers.

6.) Refrigerate the salad for at least one hour, but it is best to refrigerate overnight.

End result...

Calorie Count Divas: ~175-200

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