Recipe: Kale Italia Salad
Perfect for lunch or a light supper, this salad includes kale, white beans, red peppers, and sunflower seeds. The combination of healthy fat, protein, and fiber helps it fill you up and keep you satisfied.
Skill level: Beginner
Start to Finish: 8 minutes
Prep: 8 minutes
Cook: 0 minutes
2 cups pre-mixed kale blend (I like Earthbound Farm Kale Italia blend)
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 lemon, juiced
Fresh ground pepper
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1 cup canned cannelini beans, drained
4 oz fresh mozzarella pearls
½ cup sliced jarred roasted red peppers, drained (more if desired)
1/3 cup roasted, unsalted sunflower seeds
1. Layer kale blend on a serving plate.
2. Drizzle olive oil and lemon juice (use the amount that is your preference) over greens. Then sprinkle on cracked pepper.
3. Spread tomatoes, then beans, then mozzarella on top of dressed greens. Layer red peppers over the center of the salad.
4. Sprinkle sunflower seeds over top of salad. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Information (per serving)
Calories: 164; Total Fat: 9 grams; Saturated Fat: 2 grams; Protein: 7 grams: Carbohydrates: 12 grams; Sugar: 1 gram; Fiber: 4 grams; Cholesterol: 7 milligrams; Sodium: 212 milligrams
Recipe and photo by Jenna Braddock, RD of Make Healthy Easy.
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