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Chopped Kale Salad w/ Maple Dijon Dressing

fall kale salad

Chopped Kale Salad w/ Maple Dijon Dressing

This chopped kale salad is the best. Did you know that kale is one of the most nutrient dense foods on the planet?! I love raw Kale, but sometimes I find it hard to chew and digest in large amounts. Chopping it up in the food processor is my new go-to. Even the toddlers will eat this salad because of the way it’s prepared. The cherries add the perfect amount of sweet + tart while the pumpkin seeds give that harvest flavor! This would make a great side dish when entertaining and I plan on serving this on Thanksgiving to override the indulgences with some greens! Here are just a few of the nutrients and benefits of this green leafy veg…

  • Antioxidants
  • Carotenoids
  • Fiber
  • Folate
  • Vitamins A, C, + K

(A 9 cup + food processor is one of my most used kitchen staples for things like dressings, kale, and cauliflower rice. Don’t go small or you’ll be making too many batches)

 

If you’re looking for another great salad recipe with this delicious dressing, try thisΒ 

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Chopped Kale Salad with Maple Dijon Dressing

Prep Time10 mins

Equipment

  • Food Processor

Ingredients

  • 1 Bag Organic Kale
  • 1/2 Cup Dried Cherries Organic, Free of Sulfates
  • 1/4 Cup Parmesan Cheese
  • 1/2 Cup Pumpkin Seeds (Pepitas)
  • 1/4 Cup Lemon Juice

Dressing

  • 2 Tbl Dijon Mustard
  • 3 Tbl Maple Syrup Organic, Pure
  • 2 Tbl Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 Clove Garlic
  • 1/3 Cup Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper

Instructions

  • In a food processor, chop kale finely.
  • Add in parmesan, pumpkin seeds, cherries, and lemon juice.
  • Rinse food processor and add all ingredients for the dressing.
  • Add to salad right before serving. Due to the kale being chopped, it will get soggy.

 

Michelle Thomason
admin@thrivalnutrition.com

Michelle Thomason is the executive assistant of Thrival Nutrition. She lives in Austin, TX with her husband + two kids. She loves to be in the kitchen creating delicious wholesome meals for her family!