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This kale salad pairs the lightness of crisp apple, sweet raisins, tangy goat cheese, and hearty walnuts tossed in a simple balsamic vinaigrette. These flavors come together to make the perfect salad. Enjoy this salad by itself or as a main course. Either way, you're going to want more!
Few things are better than a good salad. Packed full of fresh flavors, this salad is satisfying and nutritious. For the base, I used my favorite salad ingredient, kale. This leafy green powerhouse is one of the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet and is loaded with antioxidants. Besides all of that, when the bitterness of kale is paired with the sweetness of fruit the result is perfectly balanced flavors.
What I love about this Kale Salad with Apples and Pomegranate, it's
1. Super easy to make and comes together in 15 minutes
2. Easily made vegan and still tastes great, just remove the goat cheese
3. Perfect by itself, but also goes great with my easy yeast bread and/or my creamy mushroom soup with baby bella's recipes.
Let's Get Started Making Kale Salad with Apples and Pomegranate
This salad only takes nine ingredients, some you might already have.
- Golden Raisins
- Goat Cheese
- Olive Oil
- Balsamic Vinegar Reduction
The first step to making a great kale salad is to de-rib the kale then cut the kale into small pieces. Next, mix the dressing and toss the dressing into the kale. I like to use salad tongs to toss the salad. This method reduces the amount of dressing needed and ensures even distribution. Sprinkle the kale with salt and set aside. The oil from the dressing and the salt will help to soften the kale.
Next slice the apple to the desired size. For the picture above I use a chef's knife to cut the apple. Using the tip of my knife, I place at the fine tip of the edge on the apple and slice through to the middle of the blade. This technique creates a thinly sliced apple.
The next step is to cut open the pomegranate. If you know how great, if you need help read the section below.
Once all the ingredients are prepped, arrange them on top of the kale. Since the dressing is already on the kale it's super easy to make a good-looking salad top.
How to Cut a Pomegranate
Cutting a pomegranate stumped me for longer than I would like to admit. After trying once and having a red mess all over my kitchen it took me a few years before I tried again. Determined to master how to cut a pomegranate correctly, I watched a couple of video's and I could not believe how easy it was. Let me show you my method in four easy steps.
Now isn't that easy? Now that you know how to do it, you will never be able to pass up a pomegranate again!