Thursday, 26 June 2014

Kale & Sprout Super Salad

We all know that kale is the new super food everyone is talking about - and with darn good reason! Kale is high in fiber, iron, antioxidants and vitamin k, and is low in calories. Another favourite vegetable of mine is brussel sprouts. I know they often get a bad rap, but I love the bold flavour and texture, as well as the fact that they are another nutritional powerhouse. Combined, these two ingredients, along with a few others, make a super salad that is filled with nutrients and taste. I've created the recipe as a side that serves 4 people.

Ingredients - Serves 4

2 cups thinly chopped kale (omit the tough ends, only use the leafy parts)
2 cups shredded brussel sprouts (use a mandoline grater, or thinly chop)
1 cup shredded radicchio (use a mandoline grater, or thinly chop)
1/4 cup dried cherries
2 oz pumpkin seeds
Poppyseed dressing (below) 

4 Tbsp cider vinegar
4 Tbsp vegetable oil
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1/2 tsp poppyseeds
Pinch salt and fresh ground pepper
1 Tbsp honey


1. Mix together the dressing ingredients and place in fridge. 
2. In a large bowl combine the kale, brussel sprouts, radicchio, and dressing. Toss together. Place in fridge and let sit 5 minutes. 
3. Before serving add the pumpkin seeds and the dried cherries.

Nutrition (1/4 recipe)

Calories 264
Fat 16.9 g
Carbohydrate 24.8 g
Fibre 5 g
Sugars 9.9 g
Protein 5.2 g

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