Kale Salad Gets Spicy with Almonds & Peppers

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Be warned: When you serve this salad, everyone will be asking you for the recipe. It hits all the right spots—salty, sweet, crunchy, cheesy and fresh! Prep tip: Use bumpy, dark green dinosaur lacinato kale, which tends to be less bitter and tough than curly-leafed kale.

Chopped Kale Salad with Spiced Almonds and Red Pepper

Ingredients:

2 Tbs. olive oil (divided)
1 tsp. curry powder
1/2 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. unfiltered honey
1/2 cup raw almonds
1/2 cup pitted Kalamata olives
1 small red pepper (seeded and cut into thin strips)
1/2 large bunch kale (washed, stems removed, and chopped)
1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a medium bowl, combine 1 tablespoon olive oil, curry powder, cumin, and honey. Mix well. Add almonds and toss to coat. Spread almonds in a single layer on one-third of a baking sheet. Place olives on the middle one-third and red peppers on the remaining one-third. Roast for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool.
  2. Place kale in a medium salad bowl and drizzle with remaining olive oil; sprinkle with salt and pepper, and massage with hands to coat leaves. Add feta cheese, roasted peppers, roasted almonds, and roasted olives; toss and serve.

PER SERVING: 168 cal, 70% fat cal, 14g fat, 2g sat fat, 6mg chol, 5g protein, 9g carb, 3g fiber, 185mg sodium

SOURCE: The recipe by Lisa Turner is posted by permission of Delicious Living (and its parent company New Hope Network), a trusted voice in the natural living community for 30 years.

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