It’s easy to over-complicate things…our relationships, our health, our priorities…life. All of these things can be made simpler with some hard work but perhaps the first place to start is with food. It’s often the simplest meals that are the most delicious, maybe it’s because we take less time preparing and more time enjoying. Salads are an easy meal – throw a bunch of food into a bowl, cover with dressing and eat.
We over-complicate this by adding lots of unnecessary ingredients, additives etc. This salad brings things back to basics – simple, clean and full of nutrients. It takes minutes to make, deliciously crunchy as well as being detoxifying.
KALE, APPLE +SUNFLOWER SEED SALAD
2 bunches of kale, small chiffonade (or use baby kale)
1/2 lemon, juiced
1 apple, chopped
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
1/2 cup organic extra virgin olive oil
2 tbsp raw honey or coconut nectar
splash of apple cider vinegar
1 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup raisins
sea salt, to taste
Massage kale with lemon juice using your hands for a few minutes to break it down. In a smaller bowl, combine mustard, honey, apple cider vinegar and sea salt. While whisking mixture vigorously, add the organic olive oil slowly in a thin stream. Mix dressing with kale and top with sunflower seeds, raisins and apple.