After eating all the rich Thanksgiving dishes last week, I found myself dreaming of a healthy but tasty salad Jenn and I had when she was relocating to California. So - here I go - I have to duplicate one more salad from our travels! While it has a lot of health benefits (One cup has these percentages of the following daily requirements: 130% vitamin A, 85% vitamin C, and 435% vitamin K), it also has enough rich flavor to be fall-festive holiday fare. The restaurant we ate this salad at overlooks the ocean and is right down the street from Jenn's apartment. We watched families enjoying a day on the beach as we munched on it! Enjoy!
For the salad:
5 oz. package of organic baby kale, about 4 cups
1 large Fuji apple, about 1 cup diced
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/3 cup sliced almonds
1/3 cup golden raisins
For the dressing:
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon lemon pepper seasoning
Slice and core the apple, then dice enough of it to make 1 cup. Give the kale a good chopping; you should have about 4 cups worth from the 5 oz. package of organic baby kale.
Put the kale, apples, parmesan cheese, sliced almonds, and golden raisins in large bowl. Whisk the dressing ingredients together and pour 1/4 cup of it over the mixture in the bowl. Toss.