A couple of years ago, while on Spring Break at Walt Disney World, my daughters and I were enjoying some of the culinary delights at the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival. Now, we are fairly picky eaters and of course, focus on eating as healthy as possible, no matter where we are. So when we saw an amazing kale salad at one of the kiosks, Urban Eats, we knew we had to try it.
Love at first bite
Trust me, this power food bowl did not disappoint, it tasted as good as it looked. It was love at first bite! All the JVs loved it so much we asked for the recipe so we could replicate it at home!! Now, this salad is a staple in our house, no matter what season. It’s light, it’s fresh, you can add chicken or fish if you like, and make it a bit heartier.
Since we all LOVE this so much I thought I'd share the love with you! Make it as part of your Valentine’s Day dinner -- fill up on its deliciousness before indulging in #allthechocolate.
Recipe: Kale Salad With Dried Cherries, Almonds and Goat Cheese
1/2 bunch kale leaves, tough stems removed, chopped (about 2 cups)
6 fresh Brussels sprouts, stems removed and sliced thin lengthwise
2 cups broccoli slaw mix
1/2 cup chopped radicchio leaves
1/2 cup fine shredded green cabbage
1 cup cooked quinoa (approximately 1/3 cup uncooked, follow package directions)
1/2 cup dried cherries
1/2 cup crumbled goat cheese, for topping
1/2 cup sliced almonds, toasted, for topping
White Balsamic Vinaigrette
1/4 cup minced shallots
1/2 cup white balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons honey
1 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
Coarse salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
Mix together all ingredients for Kale Salad in large bowl. For vinaigrette, place shallots, vinegar and honey in blender or food processor. Blend on low and slowly add olive oil until blended. Season with salt and pepper. To serve, toss salad with desired amount of white balsamic vinaigrette and top with goat cheese and toasted almonds. (Refrigerate any unused balsamic vinaigrette.)
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