Raw Kale Salad… by Gloria

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Although it hardly feels like the beginning of Summer, here, in NY, I’ve already started to crave fresh, delicious salads and more light-hearted fare. Salads are great for Summer because the possibilities are literally endless as there is so much you can do with fresh fruits and veggies. I, particularly, love jazzing ¬†up a salad with some fresh or dried fruit to give it some added sweetness. Most recently, I’ve been substituting mesclun greens for raw kale and I have become a huge fan. Although kale is a bit tough at first, it’s important to toss it with a touch of olive oil first to soften the leaves . Once done, you can add your ingredients and dressing just like any other salad. I prepared this raw kale with a mixture of dried cranberries, raisins, sliced apple and pistachios. For the dressing, I used olive oil, apple cider vinegar, a teaspoon of honey, and a dash of dijon mustard along with some salt and pepper.

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