This simple kale salad is a winner!  It’s refreshing, healthy and light, perfect to enjoy for lunch.  Kale has an amazing amount of vitamins and minerals such as vitamins A, K, C, magnesium, potassium, B vitamins, iron, calcium. 

  • Prep Time5 min
  • Yield2 servings
  • Energy250 cal
  • Cuisine
    • American
  • Course
    • Main Course
    • Salad
    • Snack
  • Suitable for Diet
    • Gluten Free
    • Low Calorie
    • Low Lactose
    • Low Salt
    • Vegan
    • Vegetarian
    • Weight Loss Program
    • Lifestyle Program

Ingredients

  • 3 cups of fresh kale
  • 2 tbsp chopped dried cranberries
  • 2 tbsp roasted pine nuts
  • 2 tbsp cup freshly made vegan parmesan cheese (add more to individual salads if you’d like)
  • sea salt and black pepper, to taste

Dressing

  • 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp finely grated lemon zest
  • 1.5 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste

Directions

1

Remove the hard stem off kale leaves and tear into small bite-sized pieces and add to a bowl. Save the stems for juicing!

2

Combine all ingredients with the kale in a large salad bowl.

3

To make salad dressing blend lemon zest, juice, olive oil and mustard until vinaigrette is thick and creamy.

4

Toss salad dressing in large bowl with ingredients and season with sea salt and black pepper.

5

Keep chilled then right before serving sprinkle on a little more vegan parmesan cheese to each salad plate.

additions & substitutions

Weight Loss & Lifestyle Program:

Add in one of the following lean proteins/serving:

  • Add 3-4 oz chicken, meat, or tofu
  • Add 4-6 oz fish or shellfish
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories250
  • % Daily Value*
  • Total Fat21 g26.92%
  • Saturated Fat3 g15%
  • Cholesterol0 mg0%
  • Sodium80 mg3.48%
  • Total Carbohydrate13 g4.73%
  • Dietary Fiber2 g7.14%
  • Total Sugars8 g
  • Protein3 g6%
  • Calcium79 mg6.08%
  • Iron1 mg5.56%
  • Potassium136 mg2.89%

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