Monday, July 15, 2013

Kale and Arugula Salad with Chicken Sausage, Apples and Manchego


Ingredients:

1/2 Bunch Organic Kale
1 Cup Arugula
1/2 Cup Shaved Manchego
2 -3 Links Chicken Sausage
1/2 Cucumber Sliced
1/2 Cup Walnuts Chopped
1/2 Cup Dried Cranberries




This was a leftover, throw-together salad that turned out to be the perfect afternoon meal-- and I just had to share! 

It was light, satisfying and nutritious.  The kale holds up well with the sausage and apples and is complimented well by the walnuts and manchego and balanced by the arugula and cranberries. 

The salad would be great as a stand alone lunch or as a side salad at dinner. 


For the dressing I just threw together a simple dijon vinaigrette consisting of:
Champagne Vinegar
Dijon Mustard
Orange Blossom Honey
Olive Oil
Salt & Pepper

Combine ingredients in bowl and whisk well until completely emulsified.

I like to drizzle the dressing on each indiviual salad rather than dressing the entire plate. That way you have plenty for leftover and won't get soggy.

Enjoy!




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