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Kale Salad with Delicata Squash www.lillieeatsandtells.com

Chopped Kale Salad with Roasted Delicata Squash and Crispy Shallots

A simple kale salad that never disappoints.  A great way to use your leftover roasted squash.
Author Lillie
Course Salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 384 kcal

Ingredients

  • 85 grams of finely chopped Tuscan or Lacinto kale not baby kale
  • 100 grams parmesan crusted delicata squash and crispy shallots I'd cooked it earlier in the evening for my family- make sure you get some of the crispy shallots in there too.
  • 50 g diced apple I've learned with macros I like everything chopped smaller so it spreads farther
  • 1 slice bacon crumbled (I use and love Kirkland precooked)
  • 60 grams chopped grilled chicken
  • 10 grams low fat blue cheese or quality shaved parmesan is so good too
  • 1 tbs dried cranberries
  • 10 grams red onions
  • 2 tbs fresh basil if I have it on hand--fresh herbs make everything better!
  • 1 tbs Trader Joes Champagne Pear Vinaigrette
  • 1 tbs Bolthouse Classic Balsamic*
  • Fresh Lemon Juice
  • kosher salt and fresh ground pepper

Instructions

  • Add the slice attachment (I'm sure that's not what it's called but it's got one big slicer on it) to your food processor and run the kale through in batches. Try and remove tough stems before it goes through to avoid those tough pieces being mixed in.
  • Put all the new chopped kale in a large ziplock (and pick up all the rogue pieces on your floor because this is messy business- don't hate me. Now it's over.)
  • Add 85-100 grams of your new beautiful small chopped kale to your large bowl on your scale.
  • Zero it out and add each subsequent item, zeroing out the scale between each addition. (Just making sure you're not weighing each item in little bowls like I did in the beginning argh.)
  • Add your dressings, and a good pinch of kosher salt and pepper. Toss... I find kale is better if it sits for a little bit in the dressing so I'll let it rest while I clean up. If it still needs more dressing and I don't want to spend the macros, this is where I squeeze plenty of lemon in there.  (That used to be something I thought skinny girls said was good but PUHLEASE lemon is not dressing. But I'm telling you with kale, it really works. And grows on you till you're SO SAD when you get to the bottom of your bowl.)

Notes

*I hated switching to bottled dressing when I started counting macros and found that it was hard to make a good homemade one that was low enough in fat. But mixing makes me feel like the flavors can be a little more interesting and I can stretch the macros by getting the flavor of one I love but less fat from the fat free balsamic.

Nutrition

Serving: 1SaladCalories: 384kcalSaturated Fat: 4.2gFat: 10gProtein: 32gCarbohydrates: 45.6g

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