I love a good hearty salad loaded with all kinds of ingredients you wouldn't expect. This winter kale salad has roasted sweet potatoes and brussels sprouts for a delicious twist. It's topped with tangy goat cheese rolled in toasted pecans. I get bored with salads easily so I love switching things up.
Kale is the perfect green to use for meal prep because you can toss it and massage it with your hands days in advance and it keeps.
How do you prepare kale for a salad?
- Wash the leaves well
- Cut out the center membrane (it's too tough to eat)
- Chop it up into ribbons
How do you massage kale for salads and why is it important?
- Drizzle whatever salad dressing you are using over the chopped kale
- Using your hands squeeze or massage the kale into the dressing until it turns dark green and decreases in volume by about a third
- This will make your kale more flavorful and less fibrous
This winter kale salad is very versatile. You could substitute the sweet potatoes for butternut squash, you could switch the goat cheese for feta, or you could add some pomegranate seeds or dried cranberries.Print
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