Kale is very high in nutrients and very low in calories, making it one of the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet. Besides, this amazing plant is loaded with antioxidants and vitamins C and K, which help reduce inflammation. So this salad is not only delicious, but also ridiculously healthy!

Raw Kale Salad [Vegan]

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Ingredients

For the Salad

  • 2 cups green kale, stems removed, cut into 1"-3" long 1/2" julienne strips
  • 3/4 cup red cabbage, cut into 1"-3" long, 1/8" julienne strips or shredded on a mandoline slicer
  • 3/4 cup carrots, cut into 1"-3" long, 1/8" julienne strips or shredded on a mandoline slicer
  • 1/4 cup red onion, cut into 1/2"-1" long, 1/8" julienne strips or shredded on a mandoline slicer
  • 2 tablespoons whole raw pumpkin seeds
  • 2 tablespoons raw hemp seeds
  • 1 tablespoon whole raw flax seeds
  • Dash of extra-virgin olive oil
  • Pinch of pink Himalayan salt
  • 1/2 cup Apple Cider Mustard Vinaigrette

For the Apple Cider Mustard Vinaigrette

  • 4 tablespoons whole grain mustard
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 9 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon pink Himalayan salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
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Preparation

  1. Prepare the ingredients.
  2. Place kale in a medium bowl, add a dash of oil and pinch of salt and gently massage with your hands. Set aside.
  3. Make vinaigrette. Place the vinegar and mustard in a mixing bowl and stir well. Slowly add the oil until incorporated, then season with salt and pepper.
  4. Add the rest of the salad ingredients and 1/2 cup vinaigrette to the kale bowl. Toss the salad well until completely coated and serve.
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