Power Kale Salad

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Colorful and chockful of superfoods, this Power Kale Salad acts as a starter salad and dinner in one--just add a whole-wheat roll. Baked chicken gives this meal real staying power.

Power Kale Salad
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
15 mins
Bake Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
Servings:
4

Ingredients

  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (1 1/4 to 1 1/2 lbs.)

  • 3 tablespoon olive oil

  • 2 seedless tangerines or oranges

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper

  • ½ cup dried tart red cherries

  • ½ cup pomegranate-blueberry juice blend

  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar

  • 4 ounce green or purple kale leaves, shredded (4 cups)

  • ½ cup thinly sliced red onion

  • 1 red or green pear, cored and thinly sliced

  • 1 ounce Parmesan cheese, shaved

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Brush chicken with 1 Tbsp. of the olive oil. Transfer to a foil-lined baking sheet. Finely shred 2 tsp. peel from the tangerines. Peel tangerines; slice crosswise and set aside. Sprinkle chicken with tangerine peel, 1/4 tsp. of the salt, and 1/4 tsp. of the pepper. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until done (165ºF). Transfer to a cutting board; let stand 5 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, place cherries in a small microwave-safe bowl. Add pomegranate-blueberry juice; microwave 30 seconds. Let stand 10 minutes. Drain cherries, reserving juice; set cherries aside.

  3. For dressing, in a small bowl whisk together reserved juice, remaining 2 Tbsp. olive oil, vinegar, remaining 1/4 tsp. salt, and remaining 1/4 tsp. pepper. Pour half of the dressing into a large bowl. Add kale and onion; toss to coat. Transfer to a serving platter.

  4. Slice chicken; arrange over kale mixture with tangerines and pear. Top with cherries and Parmesan cheese. Drizzle with remaining dressing.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

434 Calories
16g Fat
39g Carbs
35g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 434
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 95mg 32%
Sodium 559mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Total Sugars 29g
Protein 35g
Vitamin C 50mg 250%
Calcium 161mg 12%
Iron 1.4mg 8%
Potassium 925mg 20%
Folate, total 25.4mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.3mcg
Vitamin B-6 1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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