Strawberry Kale Salad with Almonds


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Hearty kale is topped with sweet strawberries for a refreshing contrast. A basil shallot vinaigrette tenderizes the kale while almonds add a nutty crunch. This recipe comes to us from Sarah and Lydia of Apples and Onions in LA.

Serves 6

For the basil vinaigrette:

  • 1 tablespoon shallot, minced
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 10 grinds freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 bunch basil
  • 2 tablespoons low fat mayonnaise
  • 6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

To complete the Strawberry Kale Salad with Almonds:

  • 1 bunch kale, cleaned and cut into chiffonade
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh strawberries, quartered
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds, lightly toasted
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, cut into chiffonade

To make the basil vinaigrette:

Place the shallot, red wine vinegar, pepper, salt, basil and mayonnaise together in a food processor or blender. With the blender or food processor running, slowly add the olive oil in a steady stream until the dressing is emulsified.

To complete the Strawberry Spinach Salad with Almonds:

Toss the kale with the basil vinaigrette. Let sit for 10-15 minutes, or until the kale begins to become tender.

Divide the salad into 6 servings and top with berries, almonds and sliced basil. Enjoy!

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Nutrition Information

Strawberry Kale Salad with Almonds

Servings per Recipe: 6

Amount per Serving

Calories:  176

Calories from Fat:  144

Total Fat:  16g

Saturated Fat:  2g

Cholesterol:  0mg

Sodium:  209.5mg

Potassium:  249.5mg

Carbohydrates:  7.4g

Dietary Fiber:  1.9g

Protein:  2.4g

Sugars:  1.9g

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