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Cherry Kale Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Full of flavor and nutrition, our Cherry Kale Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette is a perfect side to any dish thanks to sweet red cherries, blueberries and pecans.

  • Cherry Kale Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • Ingredients
    • 6 cups kale leaves, massaged with sea salt
    • 6 strips precooked turkey bacon, diced
    • 1 cup cherries, pits removed and halved
    • ½ cup blueberries
    • ½ cup crumbled feta cheese
    • ½ cup diced Granny Smith apple
    • ¼ cup pecan pieces
    • 1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
    • ½ Tbsp. honey
    • ½ tsp. dried basil
    • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
    • ⅓ cup olive oil
    • Salt, to taste
    • Black pepper, to taste

    1. In a small bowl, add Dijon mustard, honey, basil, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper. Whisk until the oil and vinegar are no longer separated. 1. In a large bowl add kale, bacon, cherries, blueberries, feta cheese, apples and pecan pieces. 1. Serve dressing on the side or toss in right before serving.

    Chef's Tips

    To massage kale: Sprinkle kale leaves with a bit of salt and massage with your hands. This will turn tenderize the tough kale leaves.


    Per Serving: Calories 370, Total Fat 29g (Saturated 6g, Trans 0g), Cholesterol 30mg, Sodium 460mg, Total Carbohydrate 20g (Dietary Fiber 3g, Sugars 14g), Protein 9g, Vitamin A 50%, Vitamin C 60%, Calcium 15%, Iron 6% *Nutritional values are an approximation. Actual nutritional values may vary due to preparation techniques, variations related to suppliers, regional and seasonal differences, or rounding.

    Serves: 4 servings

    Carb Smart Kid-friendly Main Dish Summer Sodium Smart Gluten Free Side Dish Salad Vegetarian Fall Spring Dairy Free American