Lemony Kale Salad with Apple & Parmesan

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The goal of this salad: simplicity. Something I could truly both make AND eat during my lunch break that would stand up to any salad at Sweet Green. Another perk: easy ingredients.

If you’ve never made your own dressing before… try this one! It makes a world of a difference and all you need is a bowl/glass/jar and a fork to do it. Link in bio.

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Lemony Kale Salad with Apple & Parmesan

The quantity for ingredients for the salad are a bit up to you. The dressing is much more precise!
Servings 2 servings
Total Time 10 mins

Ingredients

  • 5-6 tightly packed cups green curly kale torn into bite size pieces and stem removed
  • Lemon dressing see below
  • 1 apple diced
  • 2-3 ounces cheese of your choice- I did a combination of white cheddar and freshly grated parmesan
  • 1/4 cup (2 ounces) toasted nuts of your choice (I love marcona almonds in this for a twist!)

Lemon Dressing

  • 2 ounces fresh lemon juice (about 1 large lemon or 2 small)
  • 4 tablespoons (4 oz) extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt or to taste
  • Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon (8g) honey

Instructions

  • Place kale in a large bowl.
  • Make the lemon dressing: Combine all ingredients in a bowl or jar and whisk with a fork until oil is fully incorporated.
  • Pour lemon dressing over kale and massage dressing into kale for about a minute, until the kale is coated with the dressing and doesn’t feel as tough. It should not feel dry.
  • Add in apple, cheese, and nuts. Toss.
  • Season and serve.
Course: Salad

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  1. I love apple in salads – this looks like a mouthwatering combo!

    1. yes the apple adds just the perfect touch of sweetness!!

  2. This is an awesome salad! I made some meatballs along with this and had it as a delicious dinner salad.

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