Recently I had a party of 15 over for dinner, and I wondered what salad to make that would be quick and simple. I decided to create something a little different, so I tossed this Tuscan Kale Salad up in no time. Everyone loved it (even all my college-age guests and my 3 kids). This Tuscan Kale Salad recipe is my newest favorite for a family of 4 or a crowd. Feel free to add other fresh vegetables to it and/or top it with toasted breadcrumbs or croutons if you like.
If you read my blog on a regular basis, you know that my three kids are big fans of kale. I thought spring was the perfect time to come up with a Kale Orzo Salad recipe since it pairs nicely with grilled chicken or kabobs. This recipe also is perfect for spring or summer picnics or for a sunday side dish. Add grilled shrimp or chicken to make it a one dish meal or serve over arugula for a healthy lunch.
If you are trying to eat healthy and want to get your year started off right, this Kale Salad recipe is ideal. I recently made this for the kids, and they loved it. It is great on its own as a salad or side dish, served over arugula or greens or even mixed into a salad with chicken, shrimp or fish. For some information on health benefits of kale, see my article on the 10 health benefits in MindBodyGreen or how kale can save your sex life in this article (which I did not write) in MindBodyGreen. I hope you will enjoy this family-friendly, simple vegetarian recipe anytime of the year.