Kale Pumpkin Salad

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HEALTHY FACT

From all the green veggies, kale is king when it comes to health benefits. It is one of the most nutritious edible plants in the world. Kale is rich in powerful antioxidants, a great source of vitamin C and K and minerals people often don't get enough from!


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Raw kale salad is a trend in the healthy food scene, but I usually eat kale prepared as ‘boerenkool’, the most Dutch signature dish there is.

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Kale served as a salad

Before raw kale salad became a trend, I was never familiar with eating kale in my salads instead of salad. Knowing kale is a real power food I started to experiment with this bitter crusty green edible plant. When I found his purple brother on the market, I was hooked. Beautiful food might not always mean it taste good but when it comes to kale you just need to add the best matching ingredients.

It’s all about adding the right flavors

Not everyone is a fan raw kale, because when it’s uncooked it has a bitter taste. To soften its bitterness it needs to be mixed with sweet ingredients. In this salad the bitterness of the kale is softened with the sweet and warm taste of pumpkin, pistachios, some salty feta cheese and a lemon honey dressing. This salad makes a perfect easy and nutritious lunch. It’s fulfilling and feeds you with all the nutritions you need to get through the day.

Kale, a real power food

Kale is one of the most healthy edible plants. It is rich in all kinds of minerals and vitamins, but especially vitamin A for eye vision and bone health, vitamin K for blood clotting, folate, omega 3 and b vitamins for brain function. Kale also is rich in potassium, fibers, calcium and magnesium. The pumpkins in this salad adds even more nutrients that can benefit your health. So if you’re looking for a healthy lunch, this is your way to go!

Kale Pumkin Salad

Servings 1 person

Ingredients

  • 100 grams kale
  • 100 grams pumpkin
  • 50 grams feta cheese
  • Pistachios

Dressing

  • 1 tsp vinegar
  • 1 tsp tsp mustard
  • lemon
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp honey

Instructions

  • Cut the pumpkin in cubes of 1 cm and add them to a pan with water. Bring it to a boil. Check with a fork if the pumpkin is cooked well. It should be soft, but not too much.
  • Cut the raw kale in strips and add to a bowl. Mix it up with the pumpkin.
  • Cut small pieces of feta cheese and add to the salad.
  • Peel some pistachios and cut them in half, sprinkle the salad with it and mix it all well together until you have a colorful salad.
    Raw kale salad is a trend in the healthy food scene, but I usually eat kale prepared as 'boerenkool', the most Dutch signature dish there is.

Dressing

  • Start mixing the vinegar with the mustard. Add the honey mix it well and then add the olive oil and finish with the lemon by taste.
    Raw kale salad is a trend in the healthy food scene, but I usually eat kale prepared as 'boerenkool', the most Dutch signature dish there is.
Course: Lunch
Keyword: Healthy, vegetarian

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