Easy Kale Salad with Lemon Dressing

Tangy, crunchy, full of incredible lemon flavor mixed with the amazing superfood KALE! This recipe is the best one you will find for Kale salad.

Tangy, crunchy, full of incredible lemon flavor mixed with the amazing superfood KALE! This recipe is the best one you will find for Kale salad.


INGREDIENTS

FOR THE SALAD

  • 2 bunches of Lacinato or curly Kale washed and thinly sliced (about 6 cups)
  • 1/2 cup chopped pistachios (or any nuts you have on hand)
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • Zest of 1 lemon (about 1 tablespoon)

FOR THE LEMON DRESSING

  • Juice of 2 lemons (about 2 tablespoons)
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup or honey
  • 1/2  teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Add the sliced kale to a medium size mixing bowl or salad bowl, drizzle on a little olive oil and sprinkle of salt and pepper and lightly massage it for 1 minute to help break it down a little.
  2. Add the 1/2 cup chopped pistachios, 1/2 cup golden raisins, 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese, and the zest of 1 lemon to the kale and lightly toss everything together.
  3. Make the dressing: Add the juice from the 2 lemons, 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar, 1/4 cup olive oil, 1 tablespoon maple syrup or honey, 1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt and 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper to a mason jar with a lid and shake it well until it emulsifies. You can also add all dressing ingredients to a small bowl and whisk until it emulsifies.
  4. Pour the dressing on the kale salad and toss well.
  5. Serve cold and ENJOY!

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