I love kale! In fact, whenever I make a salad or a smoothie, I try to add a little kale. My good earth kale salad, for instance, is loaded with kale but also what I like to call the earth of the salad; the ingredients. What inspired my good earth kale salad? One of my favorite vegan-friendly restaurants in town, True Food Kitchen.
Recently, Paul and I ate at True Food Kitchen. Although they have a lot of vegan options, I chose a “vegetarian” salad on the menu but altered it to make it vegan. Despite the vegan options available, I simply liked the ingredients in the vegetarian version better. So, of course, I made my own version of a good earth salad at home. Of course, I just had to share my inspiration with you.
WHAT INGREDIENTS ARE IN GOOD EARTH KALE SALAD?
First, the salad is a combination of roasted vegetables and raw ones. Even though the salad is served cold, the roasted vegetable flavor is wonderful with the combination of raw vegetables.
- Garbanzo beans(chickpeas)
- Brussel sprouts
- Corn on the Cobb or canned or frozen corn
- Simple Rosemary Infused Pickled Red Onions
- Grape or cherry tomatoes
In fact, the majority of the salad is raw, except the corn and Brussel sprouts. Even though the vegetables are cooked, I waited until the vegetables were room temperature. This way, the rest of the salad won’t wilt when the hot vegetables are introduced.
OTHER POSSIBLE INGREDIENTS FOR GOOOD EARTH KALE SALAD
- Red bell pepper
- Heirloom Carrots
- Bib Lettuce
Also, I added grilled tofu on the top and created an incredible oil-free champagne vinaigrette dressing, which is tangy yet slightly sweet.
HOW TO MAKE OIL-FREE CHAMPAGNE VINAIGRETTE DRESSING
- Dijon Mustard
- Champagne vinegar
- Fresh lemon juice
- Maple Syrup
- Hot sauce (I used Sriracha)
- Ground black pepper
As usual, with kale, feel free to dress the salad in advance. Make sure you hold off on adding the avocado before serving since it turns brown quickly.
DO YOU LOVE SALAD? TRY THESE FRESH SUMMER SALAD RECIPES
- Asparagus Salad
- Fennel Salad with Oranges
- Mexican Chopped Salad
- Green Bean Salad
- Grape Salad
- Vegan Cobb Salad
- Grilled Caesar Salad
- Healthy Greek Pasta Salad
- Chopped Southwest Salad
- Antipasto Salad
- Roasted Vegetable Salad