I give this recipe 4 stars! This recipe is from Kathy at Healthy. Happy. Life. and I found it on Pinterest. This salad is packed full of nutrients and antioxidants! I absolutely loved the sweet and savory flavor of the salad dressing! This is the first
raw kale salad that I have tried. My husband didn't care for it too much because the texture of the kale was too chewy for him and I have to agree. Although the recipe doesn't specify which type of kale to use for this salad I
think that dinosaur kale would work best for this recipe. Unfortunately, my grocery store only had the curly kale available and it was too chewy for a raw kale salad! I was hesitant in using the curly kale because I was weary on the chewy texture but I thought that I would be able to fix this by letting it marinate longer. The recipe called for a
minimum of 1 hour and I let my salad marinate for 6 hours and it didn't help with the texture. My husband and I were both missing the crunch and crispness of a salad. I served this salad with an Asian Noodle Soup that is supposed to help fight a cold (check out my review on the Asian Noodle
Soup). I loved the combination of these two dishes! I
was looking for a nutrient-dense dinner to serve because my husband has been sick with an upper respiratory virus and I'm trying to fight it off!
What I Did Different
I added in some yellow bell pepper because I had some on hand and I let my salad marinate for 6 hours versus the one hour minimum. I like my salads with enough dressing
to cover everything so I doubled the dressing, as suggested.
I believe that I will be making this again but next time I will use dinosaur kale! I think I will also add in some romaine lettuce to make it a more crisp salad! Although, I would probably add the romaine lettuce just before serving so it
won't get soggy, and then toss it well to coat. I would love to use this dressing on other salads because it's so good!