Honey Spiced Grilled Peach Kale Salad

Posted By , May 30, 2016

kale salad with cranberries

The summer brings about family, fun and of course your relative’s “signature” must have side dish.  Create a stand out crowd pleaser and try this non-traditional vegetarian side option that packs mesmerizing colors and bold flavors. The peaches are grilled until caramelized, sweet and juicy. Paired with kale greens, un-salted roasted sunflower seeds for crunch, dried cranberries and balsamic vinegar, this salad is a “super star.”

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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients
2-3 bunches of kale, cleaned and shredded
2 peaches, cut in wedges
2 tablespoon dried cranberries
2 tablespoons roasted sunflower seeds (un-salted)
½ teaspoon olive oil
1 teaspoon of honey
¼ teaspoon cajun spice
¼ cup balsamic vinegar

Directions:

1. On a cutting board, remove large base stems from kale.  You should be left with the edible leaves.  Stack the kale leaves on top of each other and roll like a cigar.  Using a shard knife shred the kale, cutting into small strips.  Place in a bowl and set aside.

2. In a medium mixing bowl add your sliced peach wedges, oil, honey and cajun spice.  Toss to fully coat and refrigerate for approximately 15 minutes.

3. On a charcoal or gas and/or home grill set at 400 degrees Fahrenheit.  Add marinated peaches. Cook until charred, soft and caramelized.  Remove from grill and set aside in a glass bowl.

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