Looking for a salad that is super healthy and packed with flavour? This Warm Kale Bowl is filled with plenty of healthy and tasty ingredients like wild rice, dried cranberries and toasted walnuts. Not only is it delicious, it provides you with Vitamin C and 6 grams of protein! This salad is a great for lunch at the office or brunch with friends, and is sure to become your go-to!
1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
1 head kale, stem removed and leaves chopped
1 cup wild rice
1 garlic clove, minced
1 small sweet onion, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons chopped toasted walnuts
¼ cup dried unsweetened cranberries
Crumbled Feta or Goat’s Cheese, if desired
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon maple syrup or honey
salt and pepper
1. Whisk together the juice of the lemon, mustard and maple syrup or honey. Season with salt and pepper.
2. Rinse rice under warm water for 3 minutes. Add to a pot with 2 ½ cups water and a pinch of salt. Cover and bring a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 25 minutes until rice is just tender. Drain off any excess water and set aside.
3. Meanwhile, in a large skillet heat the oil over medium heat. Add the onion and the garlic and sauté for 5 minutes. Add the kale and sauté for 5 more minutes. Add the cranberries and the dressing. Cover and cook until kale is just tender, about 5 minutes more.
4. Toss kale mixture and rice together. Top with toasted walnuts and crumbled Feta or Goat’s Cheese, if using. Salad will keep for 3 days and can be reheated in a microwave-safe container or eaten cold.
Amanda Riva is the host of The Hot Plate,
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in new cooks. The Hot Plate also offers regular cooking tips and advice,
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by Amanda Riva