Tremendous Tropical Kale Salad – Paleo, Dairy and Gluten-free

Being a child of the seventies, I am intimately familiar with the attributes of iceberg lettuce. In fact, I was not aware there were any other types of lettuce until I was ten, and my mother presented “Iceberg’s” evil nemesis “Romaine” at the dinner table. She had discovered “Caesar salad,” along with all of the other mothers in 1976, and, as a result, romaine lettuce had taken up permanent residence in our fridge. After we ate about 1,000 Caesar salads, a parade of new lettuces debuted on the salad scene – spinach, spring mix, arugula, and herb mix, all held prime produce space at the local grocer.

Gray Side View Lettuce FInal

But, kale – kale is a manly lettuce, a lettuce that is sturdy, and holds up in a fight. You would want kale on your desert island. Kale is the lettuce you call when you’re in a pinch. Aside from all its nutritional properties – kale is just cool.

Hip and popular, kale is a great lettuce option for a gold metal salad. Iceberg lettuce? What now? Kale is a salad-based choice that will have your friends calling you after a party asking, “What was that recipe??” 

Tropical Kale Salad-WELLFITandFED

I have crafted what I think is a kale salad that is visually gorgeous and tastes like a dream. Loaded with nutritional “POW” this salad can fit into any potluck situation, or be the “arm candy” of a great cut of meat.

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Tropical Kale Salad


4 Responses

  1. Thanks for the recipe – I love kale and am always looking for new ways to eat it!! What are pepitas however? New to me!!

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