Raw Kale Salad with Vegan Basil Dressing, Strawberries, and Almonds Recipe

Raw Kale Salad with Vegan Basil Dressing, Strawberries, and Almonds Recipe
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Kale Salad
Apples & Onions

Kale Salad

A healthy and delicious dish that can accompany a pork sandwich or be served alone for lunch.

Ingredients

For the dressing:

  • 1 tablespoon shallot, minced
  • 2 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 10 grinds freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ cup basil
  • 2 tablespoons Veganaise or mayonnaise
  • 6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

For the salad:

  • 1 bunch kale, stems removed and leaves cut into ribbons
  • Creamy Vegan Basil Dressing, to taste (above)
  • 1 ½ cups fresh strawberries, quartered
  • ¼ cup slivered almonds, lightly toasted
  • ¼ cup fresh basil, cut into chiffonade

Directions

For the dressing:

Combine all ingredients except olive oil in a food processor or blender. With mixer running, add olive oil in a slow steady stream until dressing is emulsified.  

For the salad:

Wash and dry kale ribbons. Toss with basil vinaigrette 10-15 minutes before serving so kale has time to soften. Arrange on serving platter and then top with berries, almonds, and fresh basil just before serving.

Kale Salad Shopping Tip

Buy lettuce that is crisp and free of blemishes.

Kale Salad Cooking Tip

Before dressing, keep your salad chilled in the refrigerator to stay crisp.