Toast them until lightly golden and fragrant, about 5 to 10 minutes, tossing them once or twice to make sure they bake evenly. Wash and dry the leaves well, then cut into very thin slices. Make it vegan: Omit the goat cheese, and use maple syrup instead of honey in the dressing. AMAZING!! I make this all the time. Kale is not my favorite but I put it in my gardenevery year to use with other lettuce in salads. Any suggestions for a a sub. The temporary and limited stay-at-home order that takes effect Monday in Los Angeles County is not as restrictive as limits adopted earlier this year. What you need to know about the new restrictions, Pasadena stepping up restriction enforcement and may consider new rules, L.A. outdoor dining ban survives challenges as COVID-19 outlook worsens, Here are the latest COVID rules for the county, 2 bunches lacinato kale (18 ounces), preferably with small leaves, Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, 1 watermelon radish, scrubbed and cut into very thin rounds, 1 Granny Smith or other tart apple, peeled and cut into ½-inch cubes, 2 ounces Parmesan cheese, finely grated, plus more, 1 cup roasted unsalted peanuts, coarsely chopped. We will be eating it often. This is now our go-to kale salad and my husband asks me to make it weekly. It’s hearty and holiday worthy, full of crunch from crisp apple, radish and pecans, studded with sweet, ruby red cranberries and tangy crumbled goat cheese, and tossed in a zippy honey mustard dressing. Best, Oriana. Column: How did a 3-year-old pizza get delivered by Instacart? My family is trying to have more plant based meals. Pull the kale leaves off from the tough stems and discard the stems. It is also wonderful made with collard or mustard greens, prepared in the same fashion as the kale, or with a mix of spinach & arugula or watercress. Thanks for the tips on kale! I love kale salads, but needed a kick in the pants with something new. Here’s how it works. (You will not be subscribed to our email newsletter.). Remove the tray from the oven and set them aside to cool. I’m happy we thought alike! Crisp radish rounds add a refreshing bite, diced apples bring a tart crunch, and Parmesan cheese gives the whole thing a savory depth. Can you substitute spinach and micro greens for the kale? I will definitely be making it again. It’s all about preparation. Op-Ed: On the COVID frontlines, we’re tired of hearing lame excuses for risky behavior. Thank you. Crumble the goat cheese over the top. My husband, who never wants a salad scrapped the bowl clean! I’m happy you found it, too! Thank you for another great recipe! It is, in fact, one of the tastiest kale salads out there. Squeeze over the lemon juice, spoon over the olive oil and scatter over the mint and most of the dill. ▸ Categories budget friendly, easy weeknight dinners, egg free, favorites, gluten free, main dishes, pack for lunch, recipes, salads, soy free, tomato free ▸ Ingredients apples, cranberries, dried cherries, goat cheese, kale, kale salad, pecans, radishes, Vegetable enthusiast. What’s not to love? We are on keto and even though this was a little more carbs, it was definitely worth it. I’m always generous with the goat cheese. Thank you for sharing, Geri. Amazing combo! Thanks. My dog, Cookie, catches the crumbs. To get a taste of APL restaurant, read our review. Fourteen pairs. Thanks to your witty tricks to make a kale salad really tasty, now I do love (your) kale salads! Thank you for taking the time to explain the nuance and the details and express your passion for kale salad in such a way that I was excited enough to get over my nervousness – and have now found a way to LOVE eating kale. This salad is bright, fresh and crunchy’the perfect combo for a healthy day. What you do — how we ALL act in the next six weeks — will make the difference between an inconvenient fall and a disaster that will take years to overcome. I used to tolerate kale rather than like it. There are a few tricks to making a kale salad taste really great, which I’ve elaborated on here. Loved this! Thank you! My husband says it’s like an expensive restaurant look and taste. I also used apple cider vinegar instead of white wine vinegar, though I’m not sure I can really taste the difference in the end result. Every time I’ve heard from a real-life friend or commenter that one of my kale salad recipes turned them on to kale salads in general, I’m thrilled. Made yesterday, for lunches today. Thank you. Her photos make you want to quit whatever it is that you’re supposed to be doing when you find yourself drooling at her blog and hop into the kitchen immediately. I am not a kale lover but I received some in my produce box and made this salad. Wonderful it was a hit, AJ! Delicious and easy. Hung over? Combine the garlic, mustard, sugar, honey and salt in a blender. I love that you massage the kale so it isn’t as prickly feeling in your mouth or as hard to digest. Thanks for sharing. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below. By Ree Drummond. My husband just made this for dinner yesterday, and I was so excited I would be able to take the leftovers as my lunch the following day!