Sweet + Simple Kale Salad by Vigor and Sage

Today I am 32 and if you are reading this in the morning, I am most likely at the Rose Bowl with my two dudes looking for kilim rugs, baby cowboy stuff for Wally's first birthday party and any other vintage scores that I cannot live without.  This year has already been so rad and the friends that I have made through social media is a big part of that.  I am overwhelmed with the love and support of other women who have been, or are in my shoes and am so grateful for the Sunday Supper Series.  I love sharing recipes and connecting with women on a culinary level, it is timeless and so special.  Thank you to all of the women who have supported this idea and contributed, I am truly honored to share this space with you.

That brings me to the recipe for this Sunday which features one of my favorite combinations, Kale and Quinoa.  This Sunday Supper comes from Sabrina from Vigor and Sage and it is wonderful.  I am currently taking inventory of my salad recipes to get ready for the warm weather and this one will be high on the list.

Sweet + Simple Kale Salad

Ingredients ||
1 bunch curly kale (or lacinto) chopped
1 carrot shaved (I use the veggie peeler)
1/4 red onion diced
1/2 cup quinoa cooked
1/2 mango chopped
Juice from 1 lemon
1 TBSP Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Drizzle of honey (or agave for Vegans)

Method ||
Drizzle EVOO over chopped kale and massage by hand until kale is soft. Set aside. In a separate bowl, whisk together lemon juice and honey. Add carrot, red onion, quinoa, and mango to massaged kale. Gently pour lemon honey dressing over salad. Toss + enjoy.
This salad is very versatile so feel free to swap out my suggestions for your favorites. Don’t like mango? Try peach. Trying to cut back on sugar? Skip the honey and enjoy the natural sweetness that comes from the fruit. Don’t feel like shaving the carrot? Dice it, who cares!

Inspired by my love for kale but the need to make a salad my toddler son would eat. This salad is packed with nutrients and just sweet enough for everyone in our house to enjoy. Rex even requests the salad for his school lunch! Mom win! Now that we’ve recently become a family of 4, its harder for me to make healthy sit down meals. I’ll make a huge bowl of this salad and eat it for days. Its also a great one to bring to potlucks + BBQs, I always come back with an empty bowl.

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