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A salad for kale lovers and haters. Leftovers hold up well for about a day.


Recipe Summary

30 mins
30 mins
8 servings


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Place kale in a large bowl. Drizzle 1 tablespoon olive oil over kale and season with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Massage oil and salt into kale until evenly coated, adding more oil or salt if needed.

  • Mash garlic and 1/4 teaspoon salt together using a mortar and pestle until it forms a paste; add 1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil and mix well. Spoon garlic mixture over kale.

  • Crush walnuts using the mortar and pestle until a granular texture forms; add to kale mixture. Pour lemon juice into mortar to loosen any remaining walnut and garlic pieces and pour over kale mixture. Mix kale mixture together using your hands until evenly mixed.

  • Mix wild rice, apples, dried cranberries, Italian cheese blend, sesame seeds, chia seeds, hemp seeds, flax seeds, and bread crumbs into kale mixture using your hands until salad is evenly combined. Transfer salad to serving bowls and top with blue cheese.

Cook's Note:

If you really love your greens, add some torn spinach or lettuce right before serving as they won't hold up well to massaging.

Mince the garlic with the salt if you don't have a mortal and pestle.

Substitute 1/2 cup cubed toast for the bread crumbs, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

490 calories; protein 14.5g; carbohydrates 42.1g; fat 33g; cholesterol 7.1mg; sodium 251.8mg. Full Nutrition