What the kale are we having for dinner? Kale and pomegranate salad, of course! For all the health of the seasons, this is the salad for you!
Kale is one of those greens that survive all year around whether it is the sizzling heat of the summer to the dreary winter days. By itself, kale is very tough and hard to digest if not made into a smoothie or properly made into a salad. When making a kale salad, the key is to massage the leafy green so that it becomes silky. All you need to do is wash the kale, de-rib it, chop finely and massage it in dressing or lemon juice. The transformation comes within five minutes, and you will see a stark change.
The addition of pomegranate seeds and quinoa adds incredible nutritional benefit. Pomegranate seeds have a huge amount of fiber, potassium, and vitamin c. These little arils will keep you healthy throughout the transition of the seasons. Quinoa is packed with plant-based protein and will keep you supercharged and satiated throughout the day. Quinoa also contains almost twice as much fiber as other grains, so this will keep your digestive tract smiling and in good health.
This salad can be doubled in size and actually tastes better the next day when the flavors have had time to marinate! You can add a variety of in-season fruits and vegetables to this salad as one season progresses to another.