Oh-So-Good Kale Salad
Raw kale salads are more popular these days since kale is a “superfood” and has many health benefits. We add some different ingredients to ours to make it chock full of tastes and textures.
8 cups dinosaur kale (or regular), cut up small
¼ cup carrots, shredded
1 tablespoon sunflower seeds (roasted or unroasted)
1 tablespoon pine nuts
3 tablespoons dried cranberries
4 artichoke hearts, marinated style, cut in small pieces
1 avocado, cut in cubes
¼ cup balsamic vinegar
¼ cup olive oil
¼ teaspoon sea salt
Toss cut up kale in bowl with oil, vinegar and salt. Let sit for 15 minutes, tossing twice to coat well.
Add remaining ingredients and toss well. The salad tastes best if you let it sit for a couple of hours to allow the kale to break down. But if you are short on time you can serve sooner.
Total cooking time: 2 ½ hours