Raw Kale Salad with Balsamic

Raw Kale Salad with Balsamic Healthy Recipe

8 Servings

Macros/Serving: 139 Calories


1/3 Cup Pine Nuts
1 Tsp Salt
1 Tbsp Rice Wine Vinegar
1/4 Cup Balsamic Vinegar
1 Tbsp Honey
3 Tbsp Olive Oil
3/4 Cup Cranberries
1/4 Cup Parmesan Cheese
4 Cup, chopped Kale
1/2 Tsp Pepper


Heat a small skilled on medium high heat.

Spread the pine nuts in an even layer on the bottom of the pan, cook, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned.

Then remove to a bowl to allow to cool.

Hint when toasting nuts: do not take your eyes off of them! Nuts can go from browned to burned very quickly.

Use a sharp knife to cut out the tough midrib of each kale leaf, and discard or compost.

Slice the leaves crosswise into thin, 1/4 inch wide, slices.

The easiest way to do this is to work with a small bunch of leaves at a time, stack the leaves and roll them into a loose cigar shape.

Then using a sharp knife, work from one end of the "cigar" to the other, slicing a 1/4 inch off from the end.

Place the kale slices into a large bowl.

In a smaller bowl, whisk together the balsamic vinegar, olive oil, rice vinegar, honey, salt, and pepper.

A half hour to an hour before serving, toss the kale together with the toasted pine nuts, the dried cranberries, and the dressing, allowing the kale to marinate a bit.

Right before serving, stir in the grated Parmesan cheese.