It’s a new year and I’m sure you all are ready to get your healthy eating habits back on track. I never want to see another Christmas cookie again…well not for another 11 months.
This crisp, refreshing kale salad is full of texture. The vibrant colors make this quite irresistible. Transitioning back to your healthy eating habits has never been so easy with this salad. Refreshing cranberry vinaigrette blankets the kale making it tender without drenching it. The sweet pears contrasts the tart cranberry and raw taste of kale beautifully.
The key to staying on the healthy bandwagon longer than a week is to make your foods pretty. Make sure to use fresh, seasonal ingredients. We hear it all day long I know, but it’s so true. Once you get in the kitchen and use fresh ingredients sticking with it will be a breeze.
Cranberry Kale Salad with Cranberry Vinaigrette
3 C kale, cleaned and stems removed
¼ C red cabbage, shredded
¼ C carrots, julienned
¼ C red onion, julienned
3 T dried cranberries
3 T pecans
½ pear, sliced thinly
1/3 C olive oil
3 T cranberry juice
1 tsp sugar
¼ tsp salt and pepper
¼ tsp basil
Prepare all salad ingredients and combine in a large bowl. Set aside.
In a small bowl whisk together vinaigrette ingredients.
Pour vinaigrette over salad when ready to serve.