Winter Jewel Kale Salad

Eating your greens is easy when they taste delicious!  My favorite green is kale. I prefer to dress it with a light vinaigrette.  Many people think kale needs to be cooked in order to be eaten, but when massaged with dressing, it becomes soft and still retains all of the nutrients. This recipe I am sharing with you today is packed with nutrients because I add in sweet potatoes, beets, and pomegranate seeds, rich in vitamins and antioxidants.  I also added hemp seeds and hemp oil because they contain lots of omega-3 oils, and lemon juice; it helps cleanse the body.  If you are trying to get on the right track and eat clean this year, this salad is a good start for a recipe. It keeps well for a few days in the fridge, so it is great to bring along with your lunch.

Author: Amy Lyons O’Neil

Amy has worked for Fresh and Natural Foods since 2006 contributing to the variety of healthful foods we offer. She graduated with a degree in studio art from Bethel University in 2007, but in her senior year of college, found that her passion was with the art of food. She later used her photography and culinary skills to create a vegan food and recipe blog, Fragrant Vanilla Cake. She has also written 3 cookbooks. She specializes in vegan and vegetarian recipes. Local, fresh and organic food has always been her focus in whatever she creates.



Add the kale to a large bowl, then add the dressing and massage into the kale until a little softened and coated. Add the remaining ingredients and toss together. Serve!

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Recipe Type

  • Allergen Friendly
  • Dairy-Free
  • Gluten-Free
  • Health Trending
  • Heart Healthy
  • Paleo
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian

Course Type

  • Entree
  • Salad
  • Side Dish

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