We're big fans of kale salads here at HellaWella. (If you haven't tried one before, you'll need to read our story, "Why it's unacceptable that you have not eaten a kale salad yet.")
To our delight, popular NYC restaurant chain Just Salad just released some super-yummy ingredient combos for mixing with your bowl of lacinato kale — whether you're at one of their locations or making your own salad at home.
Check out these delicious and nutritious salad recipes created by Just Salad's certified dietitian and executive chef, Laura Pensiero, incorporating everyone's favorite vitamin-packed green. (You can even get kale in your salad DRESSING at Just Salad now. They recently introduced a kale-pesto dressing that you can also make at home — see recipe below.)
Makes 2 cups
* Blanching kale reduces bitterness and softens thick greens. Stir the leaves into boiling salted water for a minute or two, drain and then immediately run under cold water.
** To toast nuts: In a dry, medium, non-stick skillet, cook over medium heat, tossing or shaking pan often, until lightly browned and fragrant.