Most people are hesitant about doing a raw kale salad, honestly this is one of my staples in my diet. This is a quick, raw salad that can be eaten for up to 3 days! Kale can be used as a cleansing food and is rich in an array of vitamins!
Top your salad with protein, chicken, fish, burger patty, etc. or use it as a side dish Also, I like to add apples, cranberries, grapefruit, or shiitake mushrooms!!!
- 1 bunch chopped raw organic kale
- 1/4 cup raw walnuts (or whatever nut you like)
- 1 cup shredded organic carrots
- ½ cup organic sunflower sprouts
- ½ red onion, minced
- 1 lemon, juiced
- 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tsp Bragg’s liquid amino or coconut soy sauce
- 1 tbsp sesame oil or coconut oil
- ¼ tsp Celtic sea salt
Wash the greens and remove stems, unless you like the crunch. Chop or tear into small bite size pieces. Chop your onion into cubes. Shred the carrots into thin slices. Add all the ingredients in a bowl. Then for the dressing mix the ingredients and let sit for at least 15 minutes if you have the time. I like to make this dressing and keep it in the fridge because I eat this salad 3 times/ week. It only takes a second to make.
Calories per serving: (Serving size 1 cup)
Calories per serving:96 Total fat:7g Carbohydrates: 8g Protein: 5g Dietary fiber: 4g
KALE: Kale is highly nutritious. It’s a good source of vitamins A, B6, C, K, potassium, manganese, calcium, iron, folic acid, copper, fiber and carotenoids.
ONIONS: Contain high amounts of vitamin C, B6, biotin, and fiber. It also helps the kidneys, lowers your cholesterol, and are good for fighting parasites because of sulfur content.
WALNUTS: These are a great source of antioxidants, due to their high content of omega 3 fatty acids, they should be kept in the fridge to prevent rancidity.
LEMONS: They are a great source of vitamin c, potassium folic acid and vitamin B6. Mainly they support liver health.
SESAME OIL: Has anti inflammatory qualities, as well as known for being a pain reliever! This oil is good for cooking at high heated temperatures.