๐Ÿ Autumnal Kale Salad ๐Ÿ‚

Lighten up your Thanksgiving or Holiday menu with this colorful, tasty, and fresh autumnal kale salad!ย ๐Ÿย I got so many ravishing reviews on this salad during Friendsgiving last weekend, and it couldn’t be easier to make!ย ๐Ÿ‚


Autumnal Kale Salad, Healthy Thanksgiving Recipe

Last weekend, my friends and I made this salad for ourย Friendsgiving menu, which included succulentย juicy whole roasted chicken, brussels sprouts, maple roastedย sweet potatoes, etc. — all very delicious but a little bit heavy–, so this kale salad added a nice zesty balance.

Autumnal Kale Salad, Healthy Thanksgiving Recipe

Even though it was placed next to delicious comfort foods, this kale salad was really popular,ย even to my friends who don’t always enjoy eating healthy. ๐Ÿ˜‰ They gave ravishing reviews and mentioned how beautiful and yummy it was. One of them even said “Kale Yeah! This is Kale-eh Good.” Hahaha…

You can imagine how happy I was toย hear that. Getting my friends to eat healthyย and having them enjoy it? Mission accomplished.ย โœ”๏ธ

Autumnal Kale Salad, Healthy Thanksgiving RecipeBecause I got so many good reviews of this autumnal kale salad during Friendsgiving, I’m going to be making this salad again for Thanksgiving tomorrow! It’s going to be an easy holiday for meย because I’m not hosting Thanksgiving this time, and, whew! I’m glad because I sure am not prepared to host this year; anyways, I’m kind of known as the ๐Ÿ‘‘ย “Kale Salad Queen” ๐Ÿ‘‘ย among my friends and family, so I’m always asked to bring my massaged kale salad to holiday parties…

Autumnal Kale Salad, Healthy Thanksgiving Recipe

…which isย always a pleasure to me because (1) I adding something healthy and delicious to the dinner menu and (2) this salad could not be any easier to make! It is probably the least time-consuming Thanksgiving dishes out there.

Get my recipe below!


All I do is start off with my kale salad base, which is surprisingly dressed with simply: lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Nothing else! The secret to getting that perfect taste + texture is, I massageย the kale so that it wilts into a “cooked” texture.

I then โœง bedazzle โœง my salad with lots of seasonal toppings like fruits, dried fruits, nuts, etc. If it’s autumn, I’ll add persimmon, apples, pecans, craisins. If it’s winter, I’ll add pomegranate, grapes, etc. If it’s summer, I’ll add strawberries, blueberries, you get the point.


Autumnal Kale Salad
Author: Vivian
Serves: 4
Lighten up your Thanksgiving menu with this colorful, tasty, and fresh autumnal kale salad! I got so many ravishing reviews on this salad during Friendsgiving last weekend, and it couldn’t be easier to make!
Ingredients
  • Large bunch of organic kale (huge bowl full)
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Fresh lemon juice
  • Salt, pepper
  • Nutritional yeast (optional: I didn’t add it this time.)
  • ~Add-ins~
  • Seasonal fresh fruits
  • Dried fruits
  • Toasted nuts, seeds, etc.
Instructions
  1. Wash the kale. Pat dry.
  2. Remove kale leaves from stems.
  3. Roughly chop or shred the kale. Or you can chop it extra finely. Depends on your preference.
  4. Then, all I do is make my kale salad base, which is surprisingly dressed with simply: lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Nothing else! The secret to getting that perfect taste + texture is, I massage the kale so that it wilts into a “cooked” texture.
  5. I then โœง bedazzle โœง my salad with lots of seasonal toppings like fruits, dried fruits, nuts, etc.
  6. If it’s autumn, I’ll add persimmon, apples, pecans, pumpkin seeds, craisins.
  7. If it’s winter, I’ll add pomegranate, oranges, grapes, walnuts, etc.
  8. If it’s summer, I’ll add strawberries, blueberries, you get the point.
  9. Get creative! Let me know how you dress your kale salad in the comments below!
  10. Take a photo of it and share it with me on Instagram @vivianrtang @tangykitchen!

Hope you get creative and have fun with your kale!ย ๐Ÿ

Let me know how you dress your kale salad in the comments below!
Take a photo of it and share it with me on Instagram @vivianrtang, @tangykitchen!ย ๐Ÿ‚

xx, vt

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