Sesame Kale Salad with Slivered Almonds
There is a reason kale is continually listed as a superfood. It’s one of the most nutrient dense foods out there! Look no further for a great source of Vitamin A, Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Manganese, Calcium, Copper, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Iron, and Phosphorus. All of those benefits with minimal calories. Kale is not the only healthy ingredient on this list, however.
Sesame seeds have the “ability to prevent diabetes, lower blood pressure, prevent a wide variety of cancers, build strong bones, protect against radiation, increase heart health, help cure sleep disorders, improve digestion, reduce inflammation, boost respiratory health, strengthen your oral health, aid in healthy growth, improve circulation, detoxify the body, and eliminate depression and chronic stress.” (2)
And of course how can we forget about chia seeds? These tiny foods are chock full of nutrients. They are have tons of fiber, protein, omega-3s, Manganese, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Zinc, Niacin, Potassium, Thiamine, and Vitamin B2. (3).
It’s much better to use olive oil and balsamic vinegar to dress your salad than the typical salad dressings. Many people automatically think all salads are healthy, but in truth the dressings can decimate any nutritional value. They are often high in unhealthy fats or loaded up with unnecessary sodium. With these dressings instead, this salad becomes a perfect addition to any meal. Want it as a full course? Try Sesame Kale Salad with Slivered Almonds Recipe. Add some extra protein, like beans or tofu, to complete the meal!
- 1 pound kale
- 2 tbsp. sesame seeds
- 2 tbsp. chia seeds
- ¼ cup slivered almonds
- extra virgin olive oil
- balsamic vinegar
Process: Add kale to a large bowl and sprinkle with sliced almonds, sesame seeds, and chia seeds. For salad dressing, mix one part extra virgin olive oil and one part balsamic vinegar. Toss salad. It’s that easy.