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Whole30 + Keto Pomegranate + Blueberry Winter Kale Salad


  • Author: Natalie
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x

Ingredients

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Balsamic VinaigretteĀ 

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons sweetener of choice (see NOTES below)
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Pomegranate + Blueberry Kale Salad

  • 1 bunch kale, stems removed, very finely chopped (about 4 cups)
  • 1 cup red cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup roasted + unsalted sliced almonds
  • 1/2 blueberries
  • 1/2 cup apple, thinly sliced into matchsticks (I use the julienne blade on my mandoline)
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1/4 cup green onion, thinly sliced

Instructions

  1. Make the Dressing: In the bottom of a large salad bowl, combine all the dressing ingredients. Whisk to combine. Taste, and adjust if needed (such as adding in more salt, balsamic vinegar, sweetener, etc)
  2. Make the Salad: On top of the dressing, add in all the salad ingredients. Toss in the dressing.
  3. This salad will serve 4 entrees, or 8 starter salads. The best part is this salad doesn’t get soggy! It’s a great salad to set out for a dinner party or buffet line on Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, holiday get together, etc. It stores great in the fridge, delicious for up to 3 days after tossing in the salad dressing. Great for meal prep too!

Notes

Adding Protein: You could definitely add sliced chicken or chopped bacon to this salad to make it heartier for a meal.

Adding Cheese: This would also be delicious with some goat cheese, feta or other favorite salad cheese.

Vinegar: I love balsamic vinegar for this, but it would also be good with apple cider vinegar or champagne vinegar.

Sweetener: If you need this keto, use monk fruit. If you need this to be Whole30, use date paste. Or use maple syrup (my favorite!), honey, white sugar, brown sugar, coconut sugar, etc. The nutrition information is calculated using monk fruit.

Kale: I love using curly kale, but any kale would work!

Nuts: I love sliced almonds, but pecans, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, pine nuts, etc would also work great.

Cut Proof Glove: I use the julienne blade on my mandoline to cut the apple into thin matchsticks. I love this cut proof glove when using my mandoline so I never stress about cutting myself.

Nutrition Facts: The nutritional information is calculated based on the exact ingredients and quantities listed in the Ingredients above, using monk fruit as the sweetener. It is based on 4 entree servings. If serving as a starter salad and serving 8, half the nutrition information. It is provided as a courtesy only and should be construed as an estimate rather than a guarantee. Ingredients can vary, especially if you make recipe substitutions. Always best to go off your own calculations based on the ingredients and measurements you use.