Kale, Blueberry and Fennel Salad

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Kale Salad with Blueberries, Almonds & Lemon-Ginger Vinaigrette

I just got back from the Farmer's Market with a beautiful bunch of kale!  I am inspired to make this gorgeous salad for lunch today!  I found the recipe at Kale & Cardamom

Kale is an amazing superfood that is packed with very powerful nutrients and health benefits.  It is high in vitamins C, K and A.  It is an amazing source of iron and calcium.  It is rich in fiber and powerful antioxidants that help fight cancer and other diseases.  Healthy and delicious!

 

Kale Salad with Blueberries, Almonds & Lemon-Ginger Vinaigrette

1 bunch curly kale

Juice of 1 lemon

1 Teaspoon grated ginger

1 Teaspoon honey or maple syrup

6 Tbls EVO

1/2 fennel bulb grated

1/2 cup fresh blueberries

1/2 cup slivered almonds toasted

salt and pepper to taste

1. Wash kale.  Remove stems and chop leaves into bite-sized pieces.

2. Whisk together lemon juice, honey, ginger, and olive oil in a large bowl. Season to taste with salt and black pepper.
3. Add kale to bowl with vinaigrette. Massage kale with clean hands until the leaves begin to soften, 2 to 3 minutes. Set aside for 15 minutes.
4. Grate fennel using the rough side of a cheese grater. Add to bowl with kale and toss gently to combine. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper, if needed.

5. Garnish with blueberries and almonds before serving.