kale salad with strawberry and granola

Hi everyone, it’s been a very long time since I post about my cooking/baking recipe.  Honestly, most of the time I can’t be bothered to cook, write the recipe, take proper pictures, and blog it!  It’s so time consuming, I’m not that good in multi-tasking you know!  Especially when I’m not the expert in the cooking area.  I cook because I have the duty to feed my troops with healthy foods, plus dining out and take-aways are expensive so we can’t do it every single day, and my DH will disown me if I do that! 😜 I also think home-made food is way better than processed ones, at least I know what I put it in it, right!?

Mostly I find taking a good food picture with perfect lighting etc etc is difficult.  Why?  Because I normally finish cooking dinner around 6, so by that time the sun is almost out it’s impossible to get that sharp clean picture like those professional bloggers, the ones that make you drooling just by looking at their Instagram feed! 😝 . Unlike my food photos, it would only kill your appetite (good when you’re on diet, I guess🤔) or make you vomit!

Anywaaay…..now I’d like to share a kale salad recipe that is delicious and very easy to make.  Do you like kale or hate it? My kids and husband dislike kale so much.  They don’t know that kale is packed with nutrients and fiber and a cup of kale contains two times the amount of vitamin A!

The original recipe is from Cookie + Kate but I modify a little bit to suit me, and I don’t make the granola, I just use a store bought one and it still tastes good.  I personally think the combination of strawberries, granola, and feta cheese makes this kale salad even more scrumptious 👌🏻

Ingredients:

  • Kale
  • Strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • Feta cheese

for the dressing

  • 3 tbspn olive oil
  • 2 tbspn lemon juice (about 1 small lemon)
  • 1 tbspn dijon mustard (you can omit this if you don’t have it)
  • 1/2 tspn honey
  • sea salt and ground pepper, to taste

To make the dressing:

In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, mustard, and honey.  Season with a dash of sea salt and generous amount of ground black pepper.

To prepare the kale:

Remove the tough ribs from the kale.  Chop the kale leaves into small bite sized pieces.  Transfer the chopped kale to a salad bowl.  Sprinkle with sea salt over the kale and crunching the leaves a big handfuls at a time with your (clean) hands, as if you massage the leaves, until the leaves are darker in color and fragrant.  Salt help cut the bitter of kale and by massaging the kale, makes it more palatable.

Drizzle in the salad dressing and toss well until the kale is coated in dressing.  Add the strawberries, crumble the feta cheese over the salad.  Toss again, then sprinkle with a couple handfuls of granola.  Serveimg_3685-1

This salad keeps well, refrigerated and covered, for a day otherwise the strawberries will go mushy.

Hope you like this recipe and it will make you feel like a Superwoman after you eat a giant bowl of kale salad! 😝💪🏼

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Hi I'm Ria! I'm a mama, wife, and a little crazy :) I like eating chocolate, baking, and taking photos of pretty things. This is a personal blog. Mostly I'm rambling about my every day life as a mama, wife, & human being, sharing my home cooking recipes, my travel, and a bit of fashion and beauty. Thanks for dropping by here and happy reading! xx

5 thoughts on “kale salad with strawberry and granola

    1. Aku kl suang krn males dan pengen yg praktis sering bikin salad, Franny. Salad bisa juga jadi side dishes. Kalo lagi bbq pasti ada salad, meat + salad = simple practical but yumy👌🏻😜
      Salad buah enak juga thu, buat dessert ya.

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  1. Wah ini boleh dicoba nih, soalnya aku suka kale tapi si R ngga suka, dia bilang pahit, kayaknya kalau pake strawberry dan dressing nya begini bakal jadi lebih segar kali yaa.. biar si R bisa makan juga hehe. Thanks for sharing Ria 🙂

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    1. Coba deh Ta, gampang bikinnya koq ga pake lama pun. Supaya kale nya less bitter, setelah di chop2, sprinkle some salts trus di scrunch/massage gitu sampe warna hijaunya jd dark. Aku tulis koq di recipe👌🏻

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