I was going to share this salad next week, but I love it so much that I couldn’t wait. It will be on our Thanksgiving table and it’s been on our dinner table 4 times in the last 2 weeks. It’s simple, pretty and the hearty kale leaves stand up to the dressing, so it lasts for days. It looks like a diva salad, but it isn’t!
This is also the official salad of the baby boom of fall 2014. My very first niece is expected to make her debut at the end of this week, a good friend is due next week and I know lots of other pregnant ladies. For my close friends, I like to bring a cute gift and food when we visit the baby. Something nourishing for mom and easy to dish out for quick meals. During the last baby boom of 2012, I made this Winter Wheatberry Salad which was a hit.
Feel free to play around with the toppings on the salad, too. Try adding pepitas, walnuts, feta, ricotta salata or goat cheese.