Copycat Chick-fil-A Superfood Kale Salad
This superfood kale salad is perfect to enjoy year-round and involves a not-overly-sweet maple vinaigrette that ties in all of the goodness.
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For the salad
kale (about 8 cups), massaged and torn into pieces*
dried sour cherries
assorted nuts, whatever you have on hand**
For the vinaigrette
olive oil, high quality
pure maple syrup
apple cider vinegar
zest from one lemon
salt and pepper, to taste
In a small frying pan, toast nuts for about 5 minutes or until you can smell the nutty aroma. Shake pan constantly so they don't stick. This is when you know they're sufficiently toasted.
Get a large bowl of ice water ready. Set aside.
Place baby broccoli in small saucepan filled with salted, boiling water. Boil for 2 minutes. Take out of water and stick in ice water for a minute.
Place all vinaigrette ingredients except for olive oil in a bowl. Slowly whisk in olive oil until completely combined.
Using the kale and baby broccoli as your base, add in the cherries and nuts and toss with the dressing. Serve immediately.
*See notes in post on properly massaging kale
**I used a combination of pine nuts, almonds, and walnuts in this one, but feel free to use whatever you have on hand!