March 28, 2012

Steamed Kale Salad

I really strive to keep my diet healthy (even if I eat too many jelly beans and Swedish Fish from time to time).  I love Kale and this salad is one I could easily eat every day and never get sick of.  In addition to being one of the most nutrient packed vegetables you can eat, Kale just so happens to be absolutely delicious when steamed.  This recipe is super easy and tastes SO good.  Here's what you'll need:

 1-2 bunches of chopped Kale with ends cut off*

 Juice from 1-2 lemons (I like it very lemony)
1 sliced avocado
Handful of dried cranberries and garbanzo beans

 Steam Kale until soft - about 10-15 minutes

Toss with garbanzo beans, dried cranberries & fresh squeezed lemon juice
Top with sliced avocado & grated Parmesan cheese

*If any of you live near Trader Joe's, they sell bagged Kale that's already cut and pre-washed.  So easy!

23 comments:

  1. YUM! Sounds like a great and refreshing salad. I'll definitely give it a try.

    xx Love & Aloha

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  2. Look super delicious! Makes me hungry! :)

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  3. mmmmm...it should be delicios!! I´m going to try it :)

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  4. delicious and healthy!

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  5. Yum! Looks healthy and delicious, I love anything with avocado :)

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  6. this sounds SO, so good. I am definitely going to make this soon - I agree with the comment above, anything with avocado!

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  7. omgosh looks so good
    follow each other, m'dear?

    cheers,
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  8. This sounds incredibly good...I love baking kale, it makes for great crispy, leafy, healthy chips when baked with just a sprinkle of seasalt water splashed on top.

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  9. I can't believe I'm admitting this, but I've never tried kale! I love all things green + leafy though so I should give this a shot! It looks amazing!
    XO - Marion

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  10. yummmy! I love me some kale!

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  11. So tasty!!! I also had arbanzo beans for lunch today! really healthy!!!

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  12. delish... excited to see a recipe for kale! so healthy... :)

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  13. That looks incredible. My husband whipped up a massaged kale salad the other night with kale from our garden. He added avocado and grapefruit. It was amazing. I felt like a healthy person nomming on that.

    xo,
    Tracy

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  14. I take down a bag of the TJ's packaged kale every week! This looks like a new and delicious way to change up my normal routine. Yum! xo
    www.frankieheartsfashion.com

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  15. Mmmh... looks delicious. Too bad I don't feel like eating salads when temperatures are low (yep, still the case in Vancouver!) - I would try this in a heartbeat ! Your last post about not finding your umbrella made me smile:)

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  16. I just got some kale and was wondering of a new salad recipe... thanks!!!

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  17. I definitely need more ideas for healthy recipes, and this one is perfect. Definitely fresh and full of goodies! :)
    Thanks for sharing this with us


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  18. Yummy!!! Just had Kale today!! thanks for sharing..

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  19. Looks delish! I'll have to try it out.
    xo annette

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  20. Beautiful posts and blog! Would you like to follow each other?
    I'd love to have you as my new fashion friend!:X

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  21. That looks incredible.

    We can't get kale here, I've tried & failed :(
    Also, we call those beans chickpeas :)

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