I never used to like raw kale (what is wrong with me?!!)…that is, until I discovered making it this way! I realized that chopping it very fine or shredding it makes all the difference for me.
The combination of the sweet and sour apple cider vinaigrette, freshly grated apple and chopped hazelnuts with the finely chopped kale is absolutely superb! I now use this salad as a foundation: by that, I mean that I like to "build on it" and make it more of a centerpiece all-in-one meal (how wonderful is that?) so I can add some grains and legumes or beans to it for protein-French lentils or quinoa or farro blend beautifully in this salad-and of course more thinly sliced or grated veggies such as carrots, fennel, radishes… anything goes!
1 bunch fresh kale, rinsed & finely chopped or shredded
1 apple, rinsed, skin on, coarsely grated
1/4 cup chopped hazelnuts
Mix all the dressing ingredients in a small bowl. Pour dressing over the remaining ingredients and gently stir.
This recipe originally appeared on Cuisinicity.com.
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