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Keto Kale Pomegranate + Blueberry Salad

This healthy kale pomegranate salad is as delicious as it is pretty! The perfect lunch or dinner meal, this keto kale salad is a low-carb entree or starter salad.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main Course, Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 246
Author: Natalie

Ingredients

Balsamic Vinaigrette 

  • 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

  • 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).
  • Make the Salad:
    On top of the dressing, add in all the salad ingredients. Toss in the dressing.
  • This kale pomegranate 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!

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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 keto kale salad, 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

Calories: 246 | Total Carbs: 15.6g | Protein: 5.3g | Fat: 19.9g | Fiber: 4.7g | Net Carbs: 11g