'Winter Kale-Goji Salad' Recipe
Saturday, 19 January 2013 00:00  |  Written by Guest Contributor | Blog Entry

Winter Holiday Salad photo by Joanna StevenThis delicous and filling raw-food salad features calcium-rich kale, cleansing cranberries, nutrient-dense goji berries (that are high in antioxidants and a great source of complete protein), mineral-packed pistachios and a sweet dressing. It is great to serve during the winter holidays, or any time of year. And it's so colorful and tasty, that it's sure to impress your non-raw-food friends!

Ingredients (serves 1)

  • 3 ounces curly kale

  • 1/4 t Celtic Sea Salt®

  • 1 Tbsp olive oil

  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries

  • 1/3 cup raw pistachios, chopped

  • 1-2 Tbsp goji berries, soaked if desired for a few minutes

  • 1 Tbsp agave nectar

  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice

  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste

Directions

  • Wash the kale and remove the tough middle rib. Chop the leaves roughly and set in a bowl.

  • Drizzle the olive oil on the kale and sprinkle with Celtic Sea Salt®. With your hands, massage the kale until it turns bright green and shiny, and starts to wilt.

  • In a small bowl, whisk the lemon juice and agave until combined, and drizzle on the kale.

  • Add the cranberries, goji berries and pistachios, and toss well until the kale leaves are coated and the berries and pistachios are well distributed.

  • Arrange in a serving dish, and either serve immediately or leave to marinate in the fridge until you are ready to eat.

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Joanna Steven, contributor of this recipe, is co-author with Tonya Kay of raw vegan nutritional analysis eBooks available at Kayos Market. She contributes to the Raw Divas and Raw Mom websites, has been published in Get Fresh! and writes her own blog.

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