Summer is my favorite time of the year not only for the beach, the sun, and the hot weather, but the produce. I love summer fruits and vegetables. Nothing is better than fresh food with fresh ingredients. This salad only takes 5 ingredients, is lights, and is a great detoxifier for when you are feeling a lack of energy.
3 cups chopped, clean Kale
1/3 cup dried cranberries
1/3 cup pine nuts
1 large lemon
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
This salad is so simple, because most of it is just putting things together. Once you have cleaned and chopped your kale, place it in a bowl. I love how leafy and organic Kale looks. It is really a beautiful green.
Next, add the cranberries and the pine nuts to the bowl.
Squeeze the lemon over the bowl and extract all it’s juices. Lastly, add the Olive Oil.
Salt and Pepper the salad to taste. If you think the greens are too acidic, add a little more olive oil. The great thing about this recipe is since the Kale is a strong leafy green, you can make this and eat it later that day or the next day for lunch. The salad will not get soggy like a traditional salad would that has already been dressed.
I made my salad last night to accompany my lime and garlic rubbed skirt steak. It was a delicious meal, low calorie, and completely filling. I will be hosting monthly recipes on the website Fitness With Kim in a coalition to trying to merge food and healthy bodies. Remember; just because something is good for you, doesn’t mean it has to taste gross. Being healthy is all about moderating what you eat, and finding the balance between treating yourself in moderation, eating what is right for you, and exercise.