Welp, I nailed this one, I must say.
A healthy salad never sounds incredibly appealing to me, at least not the healthy salads I’ve had at restaurants.
They are usually made with some bland green like iceberg or mixed green wilted lettuce, have a too tart/bitter vinegar dressing that doesn’t hit the spot, and boring, out of season ingredients.
That, or they are piled high with unhealthy, processed ingredients.
But when you make a salad at home, you can add whatever gut healing, healthy ingredients you want while layering in some delicious toppings to make it fun.
This is my kind of salad!
There are a number of ingredients that make this salad extra supportive for your gut and digestion.
Ok, honestly, this salad isn’t difficult to make, but it’s a bit more time consuming than some of my salads, and that is because of the kale.
When you use full lacinato kale, as suggested in this recipe, it takes a while to rinse, cut out the stems of each leaf (necessary as the stems are a bit bitter), and chop them up. This recipes has quite a bit of kale because, when it’s massaged down as it is here, it makes the serving size a bit smaller. We need to use a lot of kale to make enough for everyone.
But, if you take the extra 10 minutes and follow these steps, you will not be disappointed!
Not pictured: chickpeas. I forgot them until after I took the picture!
Makes about 3 large servings, takes about 30 minutes
Please let me know if you make this recipe and what you think!