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Kale Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette #SundayFunday


Today the Sunday Funday group is staying healthy with salads. Thanks to Stacy of Food Lust People Love, Sue of Palatable Pastime, Rebekah of Making Miracles, and Wendy of A Day in the Life on the Farm for coordinating this low-stress group. Today Sneha of Sneha's Recipe is hosting and she's asked us to share salad recipes. Here's the line-up of how the #SundayFunday bloggers staying healthy with salads...

Kale Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette

Kale salad is a family favorite. But when I saw strawberries coming into the markets this week, I decided to put the two together. This sweet and tart dressing is made with pureed strawberries, honey, vinegar, and oil. Since the berries are pureed in the dressing, it doesn’t matter if they are a little overripe. Just avoid any moldy berries

 Ingredients

Strawberry Vinaigrette
  • 1 cup strawberries, stemmed and quartered
  • 1 Tablespoon honey (I used a local avocado honey) 
  • 5 Tablespoon red wine vinegar 
  • 1/3 cup olive oil 
  • 1 teaspoon salt 
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Salad
  • kale, hand-torn into small pieces (I used Lacinto kale, but you can use any kind)
  • fresh strawberries for garnish
  • crumbled feta for garnish

Procedure 

Combine the strawberries, honey, vinegar, olive oil, salt, and pepper in the bowl of a food processor or blender and puree until very smooth, about 2 minutes. 

Place kale in a large mixing bowl and dress as desired. Toss to coat completely and turn onto a serving platter. Garnish with fresh strawberries and feta cheese. Serve immediately. The dressing will store in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Just whisk it before using if it has separated.

That's a wrap on the #SundayFunday healthy salad event. We'll be back next week with recipe that incorporate chips. Stay tuned....

Comments

  1. That salad and dressing is pretty tempting!!

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  2. This looks like a pretty delicious way to eat kale! And...it's almost strawberry season!

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    1. I was lucky to get strawberries at the farmers' market last weekend. Maybe it was an early crop.

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  3. Love this dressing, a great way to use any strawberries that have seen better days.

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    1. Yes! I hate wasting food, but my boys get picky about slightly mushy strawberries. This is the perfect solution.

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  4. The color on that dressing!! I adore strawberries in salad!

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  5. What a fabulous way to use over ripe strawberries! We've been buying strawberries at the strawberry stands for a couple of months and definitely could use this salad!

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  6. What a wonderful way to enjoy kale, with a tangy and sweet homemade strawberry vinaigrette. A great way to use up slightly mushy strawberries too.

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  7. Wow strawberry vinaigrette, something I never tried and looks interesting, specially If my kids would love this as they love strawberries.

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