We all know that kale is an incredibly healthy green, but not all of us like the taste of it. It took me a while to warm up to kale. Now I like it sautéed or fresh as a salad. Apparently massaging kale lessens its bitter taste, but I have never tried it myself. Instead, I coat it with a honey-sweetened salad dressing and add sweet ingredients to my kale salads, like dried cranberries.
In this kale salad recipe, I added honey roasted pistachios, which you can buy at the store or make them yourself with regular shelled pistachios. These help balance the bitter flavor of the chopped kale. The dressing is a honey-sweetened vinaigrette that contains apple cider vinegar and balsamic vinegar for a delicious mix of flavors.
I love buying those bags of already chopped and washed organic kale since it is a bit of a time saver, but you can do it yourself too.
Remember how I wrote about my tough day the other day? And how having a baby and a toddler is an emotional rollercoaster? Today was a pretty good day. The dishes got done, the baths got done, dinner was on the table on time, and the kids were asleep by 8pm. I even got a mini cycling workout in! I wish every day was this easy 🙂
Kale Cabbage Carrot Salad
- 4 cups chopped organic kale
- 1/2 cup shredded carrots
- 1/2 cup shredded red cabbage
- 1/4 cup honey roasted pistachios
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 1 tsp mustard
- 1 tbsp honey
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Add all of the dressing ingredients to a large bowl and mix well.
- Add the kale, carrots, cabbage and pistachios and toss together with the dressing.