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Thursday, July 2, 2015

{Kale Salad with Meyer Lemon Dressing}

Well, I was finally able to snap a few fabulous photos of this delicious kale salad with meyer lemon dressing! Yes, these photos show just how delicious and fabulous this simple salad really is!

This salad is full of clean flavors that all come together to create an elegant and flavorful salad.  It is inspired by a salad I had on Father's Day up in Two Harbors Minnesota (yup the North Shore on Lake Superior, we were up there Father's Day weekend to watch my sister run her first marathon).  My dad decided for his Father's Day celebration that he wanted to try a little cafe The Scenic Cafe on Old 61, which is an old scenic highway right along the Lake Superior Shore Line!  The views are amazing and the atmosphere at  the cafe was quaint and charming, and the food... fantastic!  My sister and I both had a tasty Kale Salad with Meyer Lemon Dressing, that I decided needed to be recreated at home!

I think this recipe I created is spot on!  Light, flavorful and refreshing!  All you need are a few simple ingredients; Kale, Lemons, Pine Nuts, Feta, Olive Oil, Honey and Apple Cider Vinegar... Thats it!  So simple! This little salad makes for a great light summer lunch or a great side dish for dinner.  Want to eat the salad as a main dinner dish?  Serve with grilled chicken, salmon or shrimp!  Keep it vegetarian and add chickpeas!

Kale Salad with Meyer Lemon Dressing
Brunch N'Cupcakes
Serves 4


Juice and Zest from 2 Meyer Lemons 
1 1/2 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil 
1 Teaspoon Apple Cider Vinegar

1/4 Cup Pine Nuts 
1/4-1/3 Cup Feta Cheese 
1 Package Baby Kale - I like Taylor's Farms Organic Baby Kale 

1-Combine Dressing Ingredients and whisk until well incorporated. 
2- Add kale to a large bowl and drizzle dressing over kale.  Toss kale with dressing until evenly covered. Then add pine nuts and toss salad again so pine nuts are well incorporated.
3- Top salad with feta cheese and serve.

Serve with grilled chicken, shrimp or salmon for a more complete meal or add chickpeas to keep it vegetarian!

More delicious kale salads from around the web!
Kale Salad with Apple and Cheddar - Cooking Light 
Melt in Your Mouth Kale Salad - Food Babe 
Shredded Kale Salad - Oh She Glows