Kale Salad with Craisin Cider Vinaigrette

by Jyoti Sawant
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NUTTY KALE SALAD WITH RAISINS AND CRAISINS AND WARM APPLE CIDER VINAIGRETTE:

Here is a deliciously crispy kale salad with nuts, raisins, and craisins and a warm lemony, apple cider vinaigrette, where the flavors blend it so well that one bite of it will leave you completely in awe. Humble as much as this salad may look, it has every reason to get its due respect and can totally become the star of your dinner table.

A well-made salad must have a certain uniformity; it should make perfect sense for those ingredients to share a bowl.

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Kale is known to be one of the most nutrient-dense vegetables. It is power packed with Vitamin A, K, and C and also contains a fair percentage of manganese and copper. It is loaded with antioxidants, high in fiber and also loaded with omega 3 fatty acids, all of which are super good for health. Apart from being really healthy what I really like about Kale is that it is a really versatile vegetable. You can put it in soups, serve it as a side, add it to stews or make salads from it.

HOW TO MAKE NUTTY KALE SALAD WITH CRASIN AND CIDER VENAIGRETTE – STEP BY STEP RECIPE

NUTTY KALE SALAD WITH RAISINS AND CRAISINS AND WARM APPLE CIDER VINAIGRETTE:

Ingredients for Slaw

  • 1 bunch kale, chopped fine
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt or per taste
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1/4 cup toasted, sliced almonds
  • 2 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 2 shallot, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons raisins
  • 1 cup dried cranberries (craisins)
  • 2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon mustard paste(Dijon or any other)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/4 tspn. salt
  • 1/4 tspn. black pepper
  • 1/4 cup crumbled goat cheese

Step1: Massage Kale: In a large salad bowl, toss the kale with 2 tablespoons olive oil and ½ teaspoon or per taste salt. Using your hands massage the kale for 5 minutes until it is tender. Keep it aside.

Step2: Toast Almonds and Sesame seeds: Put sliced almonds and sesame seeds in a large sauté pan and toast them on medium-high heat for a minute. Transfer it in a bowl and keep it aside.

Step3: Sauté shallots: In a large sauté pan heat 2 tablespoon oil over medium-high heat. Add shallots and sauté for at least 2 minutes until slightly brown. Add garlic and sauté for another minute.

Step4: Add Raisins and Cranberries: Now add cranberries and raisins, red wine vinegar, honey, and lemon juice and zest, and stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper.

Step5: Add dressing to the Kale: To the massaged kale in the bowl add the cranberry/shallot mixture dressing and combine.

Step6: Add almonds and sesame seeds: Now add toasted sliced almonds and sesame seeds and toss to combine.

Step7: Add goat cheese: Lastly, top it with crumbled goat cheese.

Step8: Serve: Serve as a side along with the main dish or as it. Enjoy!

This Kale salad is quite simple to make and takes very little time to fix. Serve it along with your main dish or just as is. I promise that this is one recipe that you will be making very often.

KALE SALAD WITH RAISINS AND CRAISINS AND WARM APPLE CIDER VINAIGRETTE

Here is a deliciously crispy kale salad with nuts, raisins, and craisins and a warm lemony, apple cider vinaigrette, where the flavors blend it so well that one bite of it will leave you completely in awe. Humble as much as this salad may look, it has every reason to get its due respect and can totally become the star of your dinner table.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Massaging and Tossing7 mins
Total Time17 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Global
Keyword: american recipes, green recipes, healthy recipes, kale recipes, Kale Salad, low carb recipes, quick recipes, Vegetarian, warm kale salad
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 124kcal
Author: Jyoti Sawant

Ingredients

Ingredients for Slaw

  • 1 bunch kale, chopped fine
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt or per taste
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1/4 cup toasted, sliced almonds
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 2 regular shallots finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons raisins
  • 1 cup dried cranberries (craisins)
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon mustard paste(Dijon or any other)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup crumbled goat cheese

Instructions

  • Step1: Massage Kale:
    In a large salad bowl, toss the kale with 2 tablespoons olive oil and ½ teaspoon or per taste salt. Using your hands massage the kale for 5 minutes until it is tender. Keep it aside.
    Step2: Toast Almonds and Sesame seeds:
    Put sliced almonds and sesame seeds in a large sauté pan and toast them on medium-high heat for a minute. Transfer it in a bowl and keep it aside.
    Step3: Sauté shallots:
    In a large sauté pan heat 2 tablespoon oil over medium-high heat. Add shallots and sauté for at least 2 minutes until slightly brown. Add garlic and sauté for another minute.
    Step4: Add Raisins and Cranberries:
    Now add cranberries and raisins, red wine vinegar, honey, and lemon juice and zest, and stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper.
    Step5: Add dressing to the Kale:
    To the massaged kale in the bowl add the cranberry/shallot mixture dressing and combine.
    Step6: Add almonds and sesame seeds:
    Now add toasted sliced almonds and sesame seeds and toss to combine.
    Step7: Add goat cheese:
    Lastly, top it with crumbled goat cheese.
    Step8: Serve:
    Serve as a side along with the main dish or as it. Enjoy

Notes

  • Massaging the kale leaves is an essential step, do not skip it as it helps in making the kale leaves tender.
  • If you are vegan just skip the goat cheese.
Jyoti Sawant

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