Lemon-Kale Salad

In keeping with my KISS theme, I thought I’d share with you a simple but delicious salad. This is the salad I bring to all my potlucks. I like to bring something I want to eat, and I find a lot of potlucks lacking in vegetables (but teaming in all sorts of other goodies) and I’m always left feeling maybe just a little too full.

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This salad has only a few ingredients, and they can be played with to suit your taste buds easily!

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A dressing of olive oil, lemon juice, mustard and sugar (and salt and pepper if you’d like), some kale, and some delicious toppings. Truly keeping it simple!

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Simple Kale Salad

Serves: 2-4 as a side dish

Ingredients
1 bunch leafy green kale
Juice of 1 lemon
1-2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
2 tsp sugar (or sweetner of choice, honey or maple syrup work very well)
2-4 tbsp toppings of choice: walnuts and cranberries, or parmesan cheese, hemp hearts and raisins… the possibilities are endless!

Directions
1. wash and dry kale
2. In a large bowl whisk together the lemon juice, olive oil, mustard, and sugar.
3. Add the kale, tearing the leaves into bite-sized chunks as you add them to the bowl. Do not add the main stalk, this goes in your garbage or compost!
4. Get in there with your hands now and “message” the dressing into the kale. You can be a bit rough, green kale is pretty sturdy.
5. Add the toppings of your choice and serve! It can be kept in the fridge for the week for easy add-to your brown bag lunches!

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