Whether you are trying to detox, consume more vegetables or just eat an all around healthier diet, this filling Chopped Kale Salad is for you! Loaded with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fiber and even some protein and covered in a tangy mustard vinaigrette, this is no wimpy salad!
Most of the world is trying to eat a healthier diet this month. “Healthy eating” means something different to everybody. Generally speaking though, most people will agree that consuming more vegetables is a good thing. And probably something we could all do a little better. Some will enjoy it, some will not. The difference usually lies in how satisfied you feel. Variety is the spice of life, so don’t commit yourself to a lifetime of iceberg lettuce and celery sticks. Eat the rainbow, including a wide variety of different fruits and vegetables and eat a variety of textures as well. Sometimes texture is even more important than flavor! This Chopped Kale Salad delivers on EVERY level!
Not only is this kale salad beautiful, but it’s crunchy (cabbage, seeds), crisp (peppers,cucumbers), creamy (avocado), tangy (mustard vinaigrette), and sweet (cherry tomatoes, touch of maple syrup). Full of fiber, protein, vitamins and minerals, this is no bird food!
Whether you devour this chopped salad as your main meal or enjoy it as a starter or side, your body will surely thank you. No more food comas when you eat good for you energizing fare. Plants are where it’s at!
One of the great things about kale, besides it’s nutritional content, is that it’s so hearty. You can make a big batch of this salad, pour the dressing over it and keep it in the fridge for several days without it wilting. And that means easy, healthy grub at your fingertips every day. No excuses!
- Whisk all vinaigrette ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.
- Combine all salad ingredients in a large bowl
- Pour dressing over salad and toss well to combine.
- For best flavor and texture, let this salad sit for 20-30 minutes before serving.
- Toss again right before serving.
*The Tangy Mustard Vinaigrette can easily be doubled. Leftovers can be stored in the fridge for several days.
*This Chopped Kale Salad with keep in the fridge for several days without wilting.