Easy "Cheesy" & Garlicky Kale Salad
This is my go-to recipe for lunch most days of the week – it’s easy, can be made ahead of time, and honestly, it is SO GOOD.
It’s filled with good-for-you ingredients, vitamins & minerals, fiber & good fats to keep you full and satiated longer.
If you haven’t been the biggest fan of kale and are trying to find ways to “make kale taste good” then I challenge you to give this a whirl. The nutritional yeast – despite the weird name – gives it an amazing cheesy flavor that I kept craving after the first time I made it.
Cheesy Kale Salad Ingredients:
1 bunch of lacinto (dinosaur) kale
8 cherry tomatoes
¾ cup chopped broccoli, raw or steamed
¼ cup walnuts, chopped or broken into pieces
1 tsp Himalayan Sea Salt
Black, Lemon, or Garlic Pepper
Cheesy Garlic Dressing Ingredients:
2 TBSP Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 TBSP fresh lemon juice
1 TBSP Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar
2 TBSP Coconut Aminos (I like the Coconut Secrets Garlic Flavor)
2 teaspoons minced garlic or garlic powder
1. De-stem kale and finely chop kale.
2. Combine chopped kale, broccoli & walnuts in a bowl.
3. Mix dressing ingredients well.
4. Pour dressing over kale & broccoli, mix well.
5. Top with tomatoes & salt, pepper to taste
Note: I recommend de-stemming the kale because the stems contain a lot of tough fiber. If you’re used to eating raw vegetables most days of the week, you can leave in 1-2 stems for a little added crunch.
If you’re not used to eating raw vegetables, omit the stems and steam the broccoli to prevent unpleasant side effects that raw vegetables – especially a lot at once – can often cause. You can put the broccoli in a microwave safe bowl with a few teaspoons of water, cover, & microwave for 2 minutes.
Lastly, you can absolutely add the tomatoes in with the rest of the vegetables for convenience, but I like to add them last then sprinkle the salt on because it brings out the sweetness of the tomatoes.
Makes 2-3 servings depending on how much you eat. 😉