How To Make The Best Kale Salad:A Step-by-Step Guide




This is the Best Kale Salad ever! You will start loving kale with the kale salad dressing(Honey Lemon Dressing) and the combination of Apples,Candied Pecans and Cashew,Mangoes,Kiwi,Almonds makes this salad a wholesome dish.




If you are not a Kale fan then this Best Kale Salad is going to blow your mind and you will love Kale from now on!



This salad ingredients are very basic and this simple kale salad is sooo good that I finished most of it, and that was most interesting for me as I was not much of Kale fan too.



You are going to love the kale salad dressing too. The whole kale salad recipe is very easy to put together and there are so many healthy ingredients in this dish that you will not eat this salad as a side.



The best part of this salad is the Honey Lemon Dressing, so good and so easy.Just try this salad ,I am sure that you will keep this as a regular in your meal plans.



easy kale salad with apples,pecans,cashews,almonds,mango,kiwi and honey lemon dressing


Best Kale Salad


Kale is not much loved by many,and even I was not a Kale fan but this kale salad dressing recipe and the combination of apples,caramelized pecans and cashews,mangoes,kiwi,almonds took the kale apple salad to whole new level.


The salad turned out to be so amazing that I finished most of it by myself. I even ate this as a main dish and not as a side.


The most important part of this salad is the massaging kale and the salad dressing.


This Honey Lemon Salad Dressing is so amazing that I make it very often even with other salads.





How To Make Kale Salad



To make this easy kale salad you need to follow 4 easy steps:


  • Massage Kale/Chop Kale

  • Make the Honey Lemon Vinaigrette

  • Make caramelized pecans and cashews

  • Mix together the kale,apples,candied nuts, kiwi, mango, almonds  along with salad dressing.



best kale salad with apples,candied pecans and candied cashews


Kale Salad Dressing Recipe


  • The honey lemon dressing is very simple to put together. In jar add the extra virgin olive oil,honey,lemon juice,salt,black pepper powder,zest,honey mustard,garlic and shake well it mixed well.

  • Your dressing is ready! Enjoy this salad dressing with any salad of your choice.


Kale salad dressing recipe- honey lemon dressing



How to Massage Kale


  • To make the kale perfect for salad,we need to massage kale leaves. Yes! massaging kale with little salt and olive oil for atleast 3- 4 mins makes the kale amazing in taste.

  • Kale changes its color to dark green after massaging and that is the best way to add kale in salads to get very good tasting kale.


How to massage kale


Candied Pecans For Salad


  • To make candied pecans and cashews,firstly in a pan add sugar and let it start melting.

  • Add butter to the pan and mix it. Start melting the sugar along with butter.

  • Let it get brown,keep stirring it so that it should not burn or else it will turn bitter.



How to make caramel


  • Switch off the heat and add the pecans and cashews one after other.

  • Mix the nuts with with the caramel well to coat them. 

  • Then place a parchment paper,arrange the nuts on the parchment paper to dry.

  • They will dry out quickly,enjoy them as it is or in a salad.


How to make candied pecans and cashews

a bowl with chopped kale and fruits for easy kale salad

massaged kale salad recipe with candied pecans,apples and honey lemon vinaigrette

a bowl with best kale apple salad with kale salad dressing





massaged best kale apple salad with lemon dressing



How To Make The Best Kale Salad:A Step-by-Step Guide

Savory Bites Recipes
Published 06/18/2019
How To Make The Best Kale Salad:A Step-by-Step Guide
This is the Best Kale Salad ever! You will start loving kale with the kale salad dressing(honey Lemon Dressing) and the combination of Apples,Candied Pecans and Cashew,Mangoes,Kiwi,Almonds makes this salad a wholesome dish.

Ingredients

  • For Salad:
  • 2 Cup Kale,massaged and chopped
  • 2 Tbsp Slivered Almonds
  • 1/4 Cup Candied Pecans
  • 1/4 Cup Candied Cashews
  • 1/2 Cup Mango,chopped to firm pieces
  • 1/2 Cup Apple ,slices/pieces tossed in honey
  • 2 Kiwi,chopped
  • For Kale Salad Dressing:
  • 1/4 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil /EVVO
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper Powder
  • 1/4 Tbsp Lemon Zest
  • 1 Tbsp Honey Mustard Sauce/Dressing
  • 2 Tbsp Honey
  • 2 Tbsp Lime Juice
  • 1/2 tsp Fresh minced Garlic
  • For Praline Pecans and Cashews:
  • 3 Tbsp Sugar
  • 1/2 Tbsp Butter

Instructions

  1. How to massage Kale / Prepare Kale for salad:
    Wash the kale well,dry and remove the stems/ribs,leaving the leaves.
    Sprinkle some salt and olive oil on top of the leaves and start massaging the kale leaves.
    Do this for at-least 3-4 mins till the kale leaves change color and become dark green.
    Chop them and place in the bowl.
  2. In a small jar add the honey lemon dressing ingredients and shake well to mix the dressing well.
    Keep this aside.
  3. Now next make the candied nuts.
    In a sauce pan,add the sugar and let it start to melt.
    Once its starting to melt add the butter and mix well.
    Keep this on medium flame and watch it so that it should not burn.
    Keep stirring this till the sugar dissolves and get a brown color.
  4. The mixture will start to thicken,then switch off the gas and add the nuts to the pan.
    Keep rotating the pan to even coat the nuts with the caramel formed and slowly arrange the nuts on parchment paper to dry.
    This process hardly takes 5 mins.
  5. The nuts will dry quickly and harden,pick them up from parchment paper and add to the salad bowl.
    Next add all the remaining ingredients to the salad bowl.
  6. Toss to mix well and finally before serving add the salad dressing and mix well and serve immediately.
Yield: 4 Servings (as a side)
Prep Time: 00:15:00 mins.
Cook time: 00:05:00 mins.
Total time: 20 mins.
Tags: kale salad,salad dressing,honey lemon dressing,kale apple salad

Recipe Notes:


  • To make the kale perfect for salad,we need to massage kale leaves. Yes! massaging kale with little salt and olive oil for atleast 3- 4 mins makes the kale amazing in taste.
  • To have it later ,refrigerate and keep the dressing aside and mix only at the time of serving as the dressing along with fruits will leave lots of juices and the salad will get watery.



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