Apple Kale and Walnut Salad for Winter

Apple Kale and Walnut Salad for Winter

This is a salad that is not only beautiful it embraces the green we are so lacking in January.  This takes advantage of produce available in our coldest months and makes them shine.  The recipe was found on budget bytes; at Budgetbytes.com.  Picture Credit BudgetBytes.com  We've added our own product suggestions.
 
 
Dressing: 
 
1/3 Cup Olive Oil - Napa Valley Organic Olive Oil
 
1/4 Apple Cider Vinegar (Braggs perferred)
 
1 Clove Organic Garlic
 
1 1/2 Tbsp Dijon Mustard - Annies or Woodstock Organic Brands
 
1/4 Real Salt
 
Freshly Ground Pepper to taste preference
 
 
 
1 Larger Bunch of Organic Kale - Curly or Lacinato will work well.  Wash, Strip out the stems and tear or chop into bite-size pieces.
 
1 Medium Granny Smith Apple - Cored and Sliced into thin strips
 
1/2 Cup Walnuts -  Lightly toast in pan for a few minutes for improved flavor and texture.  Rough Chop as needed.
 
1/4 Organic Thompson Raisins
 
1. Combine dressing ingredients with a whisk by hand or in the blender if desired.
 
2. Prepare Walnuts, Kale and Apple. 
 
3. Assemble salad and drizzle with dressing - adjusting amount to taste.  
 
Enjoy!!