Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Baby Kale & Strawberry Salad

Today's Woman Now

Take full advantage of all the ripe and delicious fruit of the season and throw some in a crisp, cool salad on a hot day. Making a hearty but light salad will keep you full but satisfied throughout your day. Plus, this salad makes for a wonderful and colorful item to any summer party or barbecue. 

Baby Kale & Strawberry Salad

5 ounces baby kale
2 cups strawberries, hulled and sliced
1 cup cucumber, sliced
1 tablespoon fresh mint leaves, thinly chopped
¼ cup crumbled feta
¼ cup dried cranberries (fruit juice sweetened)
¼ cup roasted sunflower seeds
Olive oil and balsamic vinegar or your favorite balsamic dressing for topping (not included in nutrition)

Place kale in a large mixing bowl, top with all remaining ingredients and mix well.

Portion into salad bowls for serving, top with oil and vinegar or your favorite balsamic vinaigrette dressing and serve.

Nutrition Information:
Serves: 4  |  Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe

Per serving: Calories: 146; Total Fat: 7g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 8mg; Sodium: 123mg; Total Carbohydrate: 19g; Dietary Fiber: 4g; Sugars 10g; Protein: 5g

Nutrition Bonus: Potassium: 174mg; Vitamin A: 109%; Vitamin C: 153%; Calcium: 14%; Iron: 8%

Recipe adapted from hello healthy.

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