Kale Salad with Apples and Feta

kale salad with poppy seed dressing

My husband and I attended a show called Capitol Steps at the Rialto Theater here in Atlanta. That was side-splitting funny!! Regardless of your political affiliation, there is lots to laugh about.

Anyway, there was a reception prior to the event and they served this delicious kale salad with apples and blue cheese. It got me to thinking because I love the kale salad at Houston’s Restaurant, which I make my version of at home, but this was different and so I decided to recreate it at home with some minor tweaks. Delicious, healthy, yumminess!!

Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time Required: Prep Time – 15min; Rest Time – 30 min

Ingredients for 4:

1 bunch of flat leaf kale

6 oz broccoli slaw (sold in 12 oz packages in most produce sections of the grocery store)

6 oz poppy seed dressing (no-fat)(I used one from Panera Bread in the refrigerated section of my grocery store)

3 oz feta cheese, crumbled

1/2 granny smith apple

How to make kale salad with apples and feta:

kale salad with poppy seed dressing

Cut the stems out of the kale. If you don’t know how or want an idea, you can check this post out. The example is for collards but it’s the same.

Once you’ve removed the stems, stack a few of the leaves, roll them up together like a cigar and then slice into thin strips (called a chiffonade). This will help the salad be more tender, thus chewable.

Add about 1/2 of a bag of broccoli slaw. I find this in the produce section with pre-packaged cole slaws and broccoli. It is julienned broccoli and carrots and adds great texture and flavor to the salad.

Take half of an apple (I used granny smith but another crisp apple would work), slice it thinly and then dice it. Toss it in.

Toss the salad with the dressing and let rest for a bit while you make the rest of dinner or enjoy a glass of wine (or two). When ready to serve, toss in the feta. I had this with blue cheese which was great also but not everyone loves blue cheese.

Important Tips:

I think letting it rest a bit was good because the dressing helped soften the kale a bit.

Got Leftovers?:

I never save leftover salad but since this was almost like a cole slaw, I decided to save it. It was delicious for lunch the next day.

 

My family as a whole does not have the sophisticated palate that Melissa’s does. This would be a salad for one at my house! -Denise

 

Blah, blah, blah! I’ve seen your family eat salad, tomatoes, your awesome Sensation Salad. Give them credit! If not, well, then you get leftovers. At least your not stuck with all the purple potatoes! ~Melissa

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