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Recipe: Vegan Christmas Kale Chopped Salad

Summary: Supremely colorful and healthy, this chopped Kale salad is perfect for a red-and-green Christmas or anytime! Make it ahead and let the kale soften.

Ingredients

  • SUPERKaleOrg_RainbowKaleSalad_8oz_jpg [1]1 (8-ounce) container Cut ‘N Clean Greens SuperKALE Rainbow Kale Salad
  • 7 Brussels sprouts
  • 6 red radishes
  • 3 colored carrots (I used 1 red, 1 white and 1 purple)
  • 1 blood orange, peeled (optional)
  • 2 (3-ounce) bags Melissa’s Sweetened Dried Cranberries (this is about 1 heaping cup)

Dressing

  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Melissas Peeled and Steamed Ready to Eat Baby Beets [2]2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon Tabasco
  • 1 (8-ounce) package Melissa’s Ready-to-Eat Baby Beets

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, add kale.
  2. Trim stems off Brussels sprouts and slice them very thinly (you can do this with a knife or a mandolin). Add to bowl. Trim stem and root off radishes and carrots and cut them into a fine dice; add to bowl. If using blood orange, peel and cut into a fine dice and add to bowl, along with cranberries.
  3. Using hands or salad tongs, gently combine all salad ingredients until well mixed.
  4. Make dressing: In a small jar, add oil, lemon juice and Tabasco. Shake well. Pour dressing over salad and toss well to combine and coat everything. Set aside FOR AT LEAST 1 HOUR! This will soften the kale.
  5. Remove beets from package and cut into a fine dice. When ready to serve, add beets to bowl and stir to combine. (This prevents beets from staining the other ingredients if left to sit with them.)
  6. Serves 12 as a side salad.

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Dorothy Reinhold | Shockingly Delicious

Preparation time: 20 minutes
Diet type: Vegan
Number of servings (yield): 12
Culinary tradition: USA (Nouveau)
My rating 5 stars:  ★★★★★

Disclosure: Cut ‘N Clean Greens supplied the kale salad and Melissa’s Produce supplied the cranberries and beets for recipe development. 

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