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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Home Cookin': Kale Salad

Home Cookin'

Posted By on Wed, Jan 8, 2014 at 9:00 AM

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I don't know about you, but I'm craving veggies after the holiday over-eating escapade. So, like any good Vermont citizen would do, I whipped out the kale and made this fresh, crisp salad. It's not exactly a recipe, more of an inspiration. Add in something you love, leave out what you don't; whatever you do, enjoy!

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Ingredients:

1 bunch fresh kale, chopped and washed, or one package baby kale
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1/3 cup blueberries
1/3 cup feta or goat cheese
1/4 cup slivered almonds
juice of half a lemon
drizzle of olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

Mix the kale with the lemon juice and oil. If you're using full-size kale — as opposed to the more delicate baby variety — rub the juice and oil into the leaves really well. Add in all of your toppings and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Give it a little mix. If the salad is too dry for your liking, add more oil. Serve immediately.

Easy, right? What will you add to your kale salad?


This article was originally published in Seven Days' monthly parenting magazine, Kids VT.

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Tasha Lehman

Tasha Lehman

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Tasha Lehman is a mother of three boys living in Williston. Her husband, Matt, is a first lieutenant in the Vermont Air National Guard who recently headed overseas for his first deployment. The “Home Front: Diaries from a Vermont military family” series chronicles their journey. Read more about their story in February’s “Use Your Words” essay.

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