Festive Kale Pomegranate Pecan Salad

I just LOVE a kale salad and as far as I’m concerned, they are welcome on every table for any holiday or non holiday meal.

This beauty is packed with kale + pecans + pomegranate + sunflower seeds + feta cheese, which = a seriously delicious party on your plate that would happen to perfect for the holidays.

It also works brilliantly as a light lunch or dinner, so no need to wait for the party to whip this one up.

Festive Kale Pomegranate + Pecan Salad

Yield: 6 servings

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 0 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients:

 Salad

  • 8-10 cups of kale, washed, stemmed and cut into thin ribbons
  • 1/2 cup roasted pecans, chopped
  • 1 cup pomegranate seeds (1 medium pomegranate)
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds, roasted and salted
  • 2 ounces feta cheese, crumbled

Salad Dressing

  • 1/2 small red onion, diced
  • 1 cove crushed garlic (optional)
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1tablespoon honey
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl combine the kale, pecans, pomegranate seeds, sunflower seeds and feta cheese.  Set aside while you make the dressing.
  2. In a small spouted cup or bowl combine onion, garlic, olive oil, vinegar, honey, salt and pepper.  Mix well and adjust the seasonings.
  3. Drizzle dressing over the salad and gently toss together.  Serve and enjoy!
Nutrients per 1/6th of the recipe: Calories: 283g; Total Fat: 20.6g; Saturated Fat: 3.6g; Cholesterol: 10mg; Sodium: 143mg; Carbohydrate: 23.7g; Dietary Fiber: 4.7g; Sugars: 9g; Protein: 7.9g