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Kale Pomegranate Salad with Chopped Walnuts and Sliced Apples

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Summary

This could be labeled the most refreshing spring salad on the planet with the fresh pomegranate and apples mixed in with the kale. The dressing is nice and light, yet super flavorful. This salad will make your healthy soul sing!

Yields2 ServingsPrep Time15 minsTotal Time15 mins

Ingredients

Salad
 4 handfuls organic kale (destemmed and broken into pieces)
 ½ cup walnuts (chopped)
 ½ medium organic apple (thinly sliced, green or red)
 ½ cup pomegranate seeds
 2 tbsp hemp seeds
Dressing
 1 tsp tahini
 2 tbsp organic apple cider vinegar
 2 tsp dijon mustard
 2 tsp pure maple syrup (or orange juice)
 salt (optional)
 ground pepper (optional)

Directions

1

Place kale in a large bowl. Add a dime-sized amount of olive oil or other vegetable oil to clean washed hands. Massage kale with hands for 30–60 seconds until kale is tender.

2

Add the walnuts, apple slices, pomegranate and hemp seeds and toss.

3

To a small bowl or mason jar, add all of the dressing ingredients. Mix or shake well until all of the tahini is dissolved.

4

Pour over top of kale pomegranate salad and toss.

5

Serve in two medium bowls.

Chef's Notes

Substitutions
Instead of kale, use organic spinach, arugula, or mixed greens. Skip the first step, though, since the other greens don’t need to be massaged.

Instead of pomegranate, try another fruit like organic berries or citrus.

In place of walnuts, use almonds, pistachios, or pecans or seeds such as pumpkin or sunflower.

Layer it up
Add a plant-based protein such as grilled organic tofu, chickpeas, or lentils.

Add some flavorful herbs such as dill or cilantro.

Ingredients

Salad
 4 handfuls organic kale (destemmed and broken into pieces)
 ½ cup walnuts (chopped)
 ½ medium organic apple (thinly sliced, green or red)
 ½ cup pomegranate seeds
 2 tbsp hemp seeds
Dressing
 1 tsp tahini
 2 tbsp organic apple cider vinegar
 2 tsp dijon mustard
 2 tsp pure maple syrup (or orange juice)
 salt (optional)
 ground pepper (optional)

Directions

1

Place kale in a large bowl. Add a dime-sized amount of olive oil or other vegetable oil to clean washed hands. Massage kale with hands for 30–60 seconds until kale is tender.

2

Add the walnuts, apple slices, pomegranate and hemp seeds and toss.

3

To a small bowl or mason jar, add all of the dressing ingredients. Mix or shake well until all of the tahini is dissolved.

4

Pour over top of kale pomegranate salad and toss.

5

Serve in two medium bowls.

Kale Pomegranate Salad with Chopped Walnuts and Sliced Apples