This salad has been on my dinner table a lot in the past couple of weeks. The variety of vegetables we typically use in salads tend to run a little scarce in the winter, so I am always trying to come up with new salad combinations to make those veggies a little more enticing. This particular combo has been getting rave reviews so I decided I needed to share!
Summer Love Salad: Sunshine In A Bowl
I love using 'baby' versions of the greens. You can find them on the shelves of your local supermarket these days and the baby kale in particular is a lot softer and has a more delicate flavor than its adult version. Toss in some arugula for a peppery kick, nuts for a lot of crunch, and a handful of dried cranberries for a sweet touch. Top with an assortment of sprouts and you've got yourself a salad packed with superfoods. If your looking for a complete meal, I love to toss in some leftover chicken, tuna or a couple of hardboiled eggs.
2 cups baby kale
2 cups baby arugula
1 cup mixed sprouts
1/2 a small Bermuda onion
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup slivered almonds
1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
Wash and spin the kale, arugula and sprouts.
Thinly slice the Bermuda onion.
Place the kale, arugula and sprouts in a salad bowl. Top with onion, cranberries, almonds and pumpkin seeds.
Toss with your favourite salad dressing and serve. I love to serve this with one of my favourite dressing: 2 Minute Mason Jar Honey Mustard Vinaigrette.
Here are a few of my other favorite recipes:
5 Minute Tasty BBQ'd Jalapeno Appetizers
Decadent Chocolate Cranberry Scones