This simple salad is one of my go-to favorites - for its flavor and its delicious radiance boosting properties! I mentioned in my recent post a list of my very own favorite WINTER RADIANCE BOOSTING foods that bring the glow back to my skin, nails and hair even under the harshest of winter conditions.
This Simplest Kale Salad recipe includes a few of those
Top 10 WINTER RADIANCE BOOSTING foods from my list.
Citrus and red pepper flakes give this salad plenty of flavor in no time.
This is a perfect quick weekday lunch or dress this up as a lovely, spicy side. Of course, there are millions of delicious variations to this...so experiment and let me know what you find you like best.
Simplest Kale Salad
This recipe makes 6 servings.
2 Tablespoons olive oil
2 Tablespoons lemon juice (optional sub 1 T orange or grapefruit juice)
1 to 2 teaspoons red pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 bunches fresh kale, rinsed, stems and tough ribs removed, leaves very finely chopped
Orange, grapefruit, carrot and red/yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced (optional, although grapefruit is my personal favorite!)
In a large bowl, whisk together oil, lemon juice, chili powder and salt**. Add kale and optional grapefruit, orange, pepper and carrots. Toss to combine and serve.
*For best flavors - allow to sit for 15-30 minutes kale as citrus juices work their magic, soften the kale leaves and the flavors mingle.
**For a softer texture - gently massage the salt into the kale leaves for 1-2 minutes prior to adding the dressing. (I love the crunchier texture but it's not for everyone!)
***It's gluten-free - Enjoy this salad with its naturally gluten-free ingredients!
Approximate per serving(without optional ingredients): 130 calories, 6g total fat, 1g saturated fat, 290mg sodium, 19g total carbohydrate, 4g dietary fiber, 0g sugar, 6g protein
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