This is a completely guilt free healthy eating recipe. I mostly make this in the later half of the year. It sort of feels about right with thanksgiving and Christmas flavors. This kale salad combines the yummy curly tips of Kale, with lemon zest, cranberries, walnuts and parsley for a seriously flavorful salad you actually want to eat. The kale has a great texture making this one of my all time favorite salads.

Ingredients:

1 large bunch of Kale
1 cup Walnuts ( coarsely chopped)
1/2 cup of an Italian style vinaigrette Salad dressing ( to taste )
Black Pepper ( freshly ground to taste )
2/3 cup Dried Cranberries
1 Lemon
1 bunch parsley

Tools of the Trade:

1 large bowl
Tongs  or 2 wooden spoons
1 chef knife
3 small bowls
1 citrus juicer
1 zester
1 pepper grinder
1 strainer

Instructions:

Cut the kale into inch sized pieces. You will want to get only the curly tips. Cut away any stems or thick veins.
Put the kale in your salad bowl
Slice your lemon in half
Juice the lemon into a strainer and set aside
Zest the lemon and add to the Kale
Mince the parsley
Add the chopped walnuts to your salad
Add the dried cranberries
Add the minced parsley
Grind black pepper in ( to taste )
Pour the lemon juice on top
Add the salad dressing
Toss gently until the kale is coated.

Happy Eating!

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