Mixed Baby Kale Salad
We are on Day 3 of 5 Days of Spring Veggies and today I bring you this wonderful salad. Ken went nuts for it. Loving the taste and had a second huge helping.
We are trying to up the iron in Amber’s diet now that she is going into those teen years. Adding dark leafy greens is one way and also adding to the salad a tomato and pea shoots, something high in vitamin C, helps in the absorption of iron.
Amber is adding spinach to her smoothies. She doesn’t even know it is there and with all the vitamin C from the berries the iron from the spinach is more easily absorbed.
The biggest source of iron is meat and we have upped some lean cuts too into her diet. Easy ways to get in a little more iron.
I hope you enjoy this salad, it is so easy and with the addition of the pea shoots and super sweet strawberry tomatoes, it was a winner. Search your local market and see what fresh spring produce is coming your way.
All of the veggies in this salad were from British Columbia so that is pretty close for us. Pretty much the closest you will get for this time of year.
Don’t be afraid of making homemade dressing, it takes all of a few minutes. With this salad, I used a Fig Balsamic Vinegar that you can get from Blue Door Oil and Vinegar. It was amazing with this salad, adding just the right amount of sweetness. ENJOY!!!
- 4 oz. Mixed Baby Kale
- 12 Strawberry Tomatoes, quartered
- 1 oz. Pea Shoots
- 2 oz. light feta cheese
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/8 cup Fig Balsamic Vinegar
- 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
- Salt and pepper to taste
- In a jar mix all salad dressing ingredients together. Shake well.
- To assemble salad place the kale at the bottom of a large dish or salad bowl.
- Scatter the tomatoes and top with the pea shoots. Crumble the feta on top and drizzle with the dressing.
- Serve immediately.
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 203Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 248mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 3gSugar: 7gProtein: 4g
Recipe calculation was provided by Nutritionix and is estimation only. If you need nutritional calculations for medical reasons, please use a source that you trust.