Kale & Romaine Salad Recipe

Central Market has a kale salad recipe that sounds great.  However, I had only one of the ingredients…kale.  But I did have ingredients that make good substitutions, so below is what I came up with plus some added ingredients such as sesame sticks and chicken.  (The pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, almonds and cranberries were in the Central Market recipe plus crystallized ginger, chopped.) My husband and I liked the substitute recipe so much that we’ve had it for supper two nights in a row.  This  makes enough for two servings.

.INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 large kale leaves, torn into bite size pieces
  • 2 cups Romaine lettuce
  • 2 celery  stalks, thinly sliced – we used organic celery from Walmart (or sliced almonds)
  • 1/8-1/4 cup dried cherries (or dried cranberries)
  • 2 tablespoons sunflower seeds (or roasted pumpkin seeds or sesame seeds))
  • 3 tablespoons sesame sticks (we use oat bran sesame sticks)
  • chicken cut into bite size pieces (leftover chicken, rotisserie chicken, or 1 large can chicken breast chopped and cooked in olive oil)

DRESSING:

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar – we use Bragg brand
  • Juice from 1 small clementine (or 2 tablespoons orange juice)
  • 1/8 teaspoon ginger
  • Stevia – just a tiny bit to sweeten to taste

 

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