You know a salad is great when your significant other (ahem, picky husband) wants you to make it TWO nights in a row! This Massaged Kale Salad with Apple and Pear is not only eye-appealing, but sweet, salty, creamy, and tart. Yep, it hits all the right notes for a 10 minute, simple-assembly dinner.
What (your ingredients):
1 head kale
1 apple, diced
1 pear, diced
2 ounces creamy blue cheese
2 tablespoons fig and olive spread (or your favorite spread! Get creative!)
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon olive oil
2-3 teaspoons agave, depending on sugar content of spread
How (your directions):
In a large salad bowl, rip kale into bite size pieces.
In a small bowl, whisk together fig and olive spread, vinegar, oil, and agave.
Pour dressing over kale leaves and massage into kale for 2-5 minutes. Tip: massaging kale allows leaves to become sweet and tender.
Add diced apple and pear, then crumble in creamy blue cheese.
Why (the science): Ok, we all know the health benefits of kale. But did you know that Pink Pearl Apples, used in this Massaged Kale Salad with Apple and Pear, have small amounts of boron, which is great for strengthening bones?