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Delicious Kale Salad

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch kale (any type other than baby kale)
  • handful fresh spinach
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice -just squeeze half of a lemon with lemon squeezer
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup sliced fresh strawberries
  • ½ cup chopped pecans - or roasted pecans
  • ¼ tsp sea salt

Instructions

  • De-stem the kale. Do this by grabbing the bottom of the stem and sliding fingers all the way up the stem pulling off all of the kale leaves.
  • Chop the kale. I like mine in smaller pieces.
  • Place the kale in a large mixing bowl and pour lemon juice, olive oil, and sea salt over the kale.
  • Start massaging the kale and continue to massage and mix with your hands for about 5 minutes.
  • Once the kale is ready (It will appear much darker green and will be more tender), I like to toss in some fresh spinach.
  • Add the fresh strawberries and chopped pecans to the salad and serve with a balsamic/olive oil mixture. (See below)

Notes

I love making my own dressings. For this salad I just like it with balsamic vinegar and olive oil. I usually add about 3 parts olive oil to 1 part balsamic vinegar. (So, if I add 3 Tbsp olive oil, I would use 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar.) I usually add a bit more salt when adding the dressing, but just taste it and see what you think.
Feel free to add any other healthy toppings...avocados, grilled chicken, veggies, bacon just to name a few!