Kale and Orange Salad

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Another summer salad recipe for you! I’ve actually already done a simple massaged kale salad recipe, but I decided I wanted to mix it up a bit and have something different!

Kale is a SUPER POWERHOUSE OF AMAZING-NESS.
I mean, you probably already know the multitude of reasons why you should be eating kale now. It’s got a ton of Vitamin K, A, C, calcium, iron, filled with iron and fibre and so much more. Seriously, you need to get on this bandwagon if you haven’t already!

Kale and Orange Salad | Add A Little

I made a super creamy (but vegan!) tahini dressing which is perfect with the slightly bitter leaves of the kale and the orange segments really lift the dish and make it summery and the juice makes it sweet and delicious!
I also added chickpeas on top just for some protein and fibre to keep me full, but it’s still great without and you can serve it as a side salad. I also think it would taste great with some roasted almonds for some crunch!

Hope you have a wonderful day!

Kale and Orange Salad vegan, gluten free, dairy free
Serves 1

Tahini dressing
3 or 4 handfuls of raw kale (make sure to take off the stems)
1 orange, segmented

optional: chickpeas, chicken, roasted almonds.

Massage the kale with the dressing.

Add the oranges and fold in with your fingers so they don’t break down.

Put in the fridge for an hour or two if you have time so the kale can breakdown and take in the dressing.

When serving, top with the chickpeas or roast nuts, as you don’t them to get soggy in the fridge.

Kale and Orange Salad | Add A Little

Kale Chips

Healthy kale chips// addalittle

The ULTIMATE snack.

Seriously, during Easter and now is just revision allday erryday. No joke. It’s just non stop! So throughout the day, I like to snack on things. But what good is it for you to just snack on crisps and sugar loaded sweets? So I normally make these super quick snacks: kale chips!

They are so versatile and easy to make, I just simply put salt on, but you could definately put on parmesan, nutritional yeast, sriracha (!), or even make some kind of maple nut kale clusters (as wierd as this sounds, trust me, I’ve seen it before!), so seriously whatever floats your boat!

Healthy kale chips// addalittle

Kale Chips vegan, gluten free and dairy free

Kale (make sure its super dry, you don’t want any water making it soggy!)
Extra virgin olive oil
Salt to taste

Preheat oven to 180 degrees celcius.
Massage the oil and salt into the kale and put in the oven for about 10 minutes and check them, and put them back in until crispy (about 15 minutes for me)!

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Massaged Kale Salad

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Ok, I know I’m a bit very late on the whole kale salad bandwagon, but I thought I’d join now – better late than never, right? I mean, I’ve been eating kale for a while, but I only ever steamed it because the leaves were hard bitter and have quite a ‘distinct’ smell, to say the least. I’d seen massaged kale salads floating round the net but never really took a second look at them, but THANK THE LORD I finally caved in!

Massaging kale really gets rid of the bitterness and tastes like a normal salad leaf, but more substantial and SO much better for you! Kale is considered a superfood – it is high in iron, fibre, anti inflammatory and high in vitamin K, vitamin A and vitamin C!

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Massaged Kale Salad vegan, gluten free and dairy free

Kale
PInch of salt
Squeeze of lemon juice or apple cider vinegar
Extra virgin olive oil

Put kale in a bowl and sprinkle with salt.

Massage kale as if you are giving someone a shoulder massage for a few minutes.

Add a dash of lemon juice or apple cider vinegar (don’t over-do it, you can always add more later!)

Once kale has softened, add any ingredients of choice and drizzle good quality extra virgin olive oil on top.

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