CHOPPED PURPLE POWER SALAD
SERVES 3 TO 4
SALAD: 2 tablespoons sesame oil 1 cup kale, diced, de-stemmed ¾ head purple cabbage, shredded and diced
(approximately 3 cups) 1 cup cooked quinoa ¾ cup walnuts, coarsely chopped ¼ cup crumbled goat cheese
DRESSING: ¼ cup chickpeas, rinsed and drained 1 tablespoon soy sauce 2 tablespoons honey 1 tablespoon plain Greek yogurt
To make the salad, combine the sesame oil and kale in a large mixing bowl. Gently massage the oil into the kale leaves by hand for about 2 minutes. This helps reduce the bitterness and softens the texture of the kale. Add the cabbage, quinoa, walnuts, and goat cheese, then toss gently to combine. To make the dressing, in a separate bowl, combine all dressing ingredients and use an immersion blender, food processor, or blender to purée until smooth. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss thoroughly to combine. Serve and be super! Reprinted with permission from Superfoods at Every Meal: Nourish Your Family with Quick and Easy Recipes Using 10 Everyday Superfoods by Kelly Pfeiffer. Copyright 2015, Fair Winds Press.
This “Miracle Salad” is packed with 6 superfoods (kale, quinoa, walnuts, chickpeas, honey, and Greek yogurt). The miracle is that the author’s 4-year-old declared the dish to be her new “most favorite food EVER” and devoured three bowls of it. Move over PB&J, there’s a new lunch in town!