Super Immunity Kale Salad Recipe
Immune Superfood Spotlight: KALE
As a member of the cabbage family, kale is loaded with vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants that play proactive roles in our overall well-being. Kale contains vitamins A and C and several other antioxidants that boost your immune system and is also packed with important minerals such as potassium and calcium, which help support and maintain healthy bones. It is also high in magnesium— which is a critical mineral responsible for over 300 enzyme reactions in our bodies. And that is just the tip of the iceberg for what kale can do!
Here is one of my favorite, simple salad recipes: Super Immunity Kale Salad
- 1 bunch kale.
- 1 c. cubed butternut squash.
- 1/4 tbsp. olive oil.
- 1/4 tsp salt.
- 1/3 c. toasted pumpkin seeds.
- 1/2 c. pomegranate seeds.
- 1/2 tbsp balsamic vinegar.
If your squash is raw, a simple way to prep butternut squash is by roasting in the oven. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F, then toss the butternut squash cubes in 1 tbsp of olive oil with a pinch of salt and black pepper. Place in a baking pan and position on a center rack in the oven and let it roast for about 15 mins or until just tender.
In a large bowl, combine the kale, oil, and salt. Using your hands, massage the leaves, rubbing them with the oil and salt until they become softer, smaller, and darker, about 2 minutes.
Add the roasted squash, pumpkin and pomegranate seeds and gently toss to combine.
Add the vinegar and toss again.
Check the seasonings, adding a little more oil and/or vinegar, if needed.
Serve and Enjoy!