Kale and Gorgonzola Salad

Kale and Gorgonzola Salad

Greens With Oomph…

This Kale and Gorgonzola Salad is sooo simple I almost thought I couldn’t make a post about it. But I just had to. I love this salad so much. It is simple, flavourful and oh so good for you.

Kale is a Superfood

The kale in this salad will deliver a huge boost to your nutrition and it is easy to incorporate into your diet. Here is what the people at healthline.com are saying about kale and its benefits:

  • ‘Kale is among the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet. …
  • Kale is loaded with powerful antioxidants like quercetin and kaempferol…
  • It is an excellent source of vitamin C. …
  • Kale can help lower cholesterol, which may reduce the risk of heart disease. …
  • Kale is one of the world’s best sources of vitamin K.’

Why is vitamin K so important in our diet? It helps our blood clot and it is imporant for absorbing calcium so it is also supportive to bone health.

So overall kale is such a super food. But it is so tough I hear you say? Yes it is but for this salad you massage a liberal amount of olive oil into it and it relaxes substantially losing that tough texture.

Full Flavoured, Some Say Heavenly…

What I love about this salad as well is the beautiful taste of the gorgonzola crumbled through. I love blue cheese of any description but if you are not a fan, gorgonzola is not a hugely stinky cheese. By crumbling it through it adds a richness that is not overpowering but utterly delicious. And blue cheese of any type is very high in calcium, more than other cheeses. So there you go – the calcium in the cheese is readily absorbed by the vitamin K in the kale. A match made in heaven!

Do let me know how you find Kale and Gorgonzola Salad. It is one of my favourites.

Kale and Gorgonzola Salad Pin

Deliicious and nutritious. My new go-to salad!

Kale and Gorgonzola Salad

A simple and delicious nutrition dense salad you will love.

Course Salad
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 8
Author Jane Georgiades

Ingredients

  • 1 lge bunch kale
  • 200 g gorgonzola cheese
  • 100 g pine nuts or more if desired!
  • liberal amount olive oil extra virgin

Dressing

  • 3 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 1/4 cup red wine vingegar
  • 1 tsp honey

Instructions

  1. Wash the kale leaves and cut the leaves off the thick stems. Slice leaves finely. Pour a liberal amount of extra virgin olive oil over the kale and massage into the leaves for a minute or two until the leaves begin to soften. Crumble the gorgonzola cheese over the salad. Whisk the remaining olive oil with red wine vinegar and honey. Pour over the salad. Toss then serve. Delicious!

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