Surprise, surprise, I’m posting another yet another kale salad recipe. I now have 19 kale recipes on the blog with the addition of this salad. I think I may have a serious problem/addiction here, what do you think? I mean here’s a girl who didn’t even know what kale was 4 years ago and now it’s become a total staple in my house. My weekly grocery list always consists of the staples such as eggs, milk, bread, lemons, kale, oh, and we can’t forget quinoa, because that’s become another addiction of mine, but not as bad, as I only have 6 quinoa recipes on the blog.
This salad recipe was passed onto me by my sweet girlfriend Amber. She heard through the grapevine that I was a bit of a kale addict, so she wanted to introduce me to her personal favorite salad. She came over for dinner one night, along with my friend Kimber, (who by the way made these amazing pomegrante cosmos) and made this salad up which I paired with my rosemary skillet chicken and rosemary and sea salt popovers. It was such an amazing dinner, and we we’re all part of the clean plate club that night. This is such a simple and fresh salad, and it’s so different from my other kale salads, as it doesn’t have any cheese in it. We all know how much I love cheese, but I don’t miss it in this salad at all because the nuts, fennel and oranges really give this salad some flavor. I would say that this salad falls under the “mommy” category though, as I made it up one night for my kids and they we’re not fans. They did appreciate the oranges in it though! My kids tend to like kale salads that have cheese as a key ingredient, so I tend to make this one up just for me, as it’s a great salad to bring to work. [click to continue…]