Shredded Kale And Spinach Salad

Shredded kale and spinach salad makes for a perfect dinner for two or an ideal side salad. It’s easy to make, great for using up leftover kale and spinach and packed full of nutritional goodness.

Shredded kale and spinach salad makes for a perfect dinner for two or an ideal side salad. It’s easy to make, great for using up leftover kale and spinach and packed full of nutritional goodness.

This delicious kale and spinach salad is packed full of sweet flavours which compliment perfectly the soft crunchy texture.

Not only that, this amazing healthy chopped salad has a whole lot more going on too with all the goodness of hazelnuts, carrot, tomatoes and sultanas.

You can bet your taste buds will be thanking you for this tasty salad combo!

Shredded kale and spinach salad makes for a perfect dinner for two or an ideal side salad. It’s easy to make, great for using up leftover kale and spinach and packed full of nutritional goodness.

Recently when I was making a batch of my sweet potato and kale hotpot I was struck with a predicament.

What to do with the leftover kale?

Maybe some chorizo, tomato lentil and kale soup for the freezer or perhaps a kale and pepper frittata brunch option?

Shredded kale and spinach salad makes for a perfect dinner for two or an ideal side salad. It’s easy to make and packed full of nutritional goodness.

Nope, I thought I would chance it with a brand new salad recipe.

Now what I mean by “chance it” is that I could actually be making this in the middle of a raging blizzard outside!

You see our climate in Scotland can be pretty unpredictable.

One day it can be beautiful blue skies.

The very next day rain and yet more rain……

Shredded kale and spinach salad makes for a perfect dinner for two or an ideal side salad. It’s easy to make and packed full of nutritional goodness.

So while the weather at the moment is reasonably dry and fair.

That could all change…….

And, I have been known to jinx the weather whenever I bring out a new salad!

Anyway, fingers crossed. I’d still eat this all year round anyway no matter what the weather. It’s just so delicious.

It’s just life isn’t it? Anything can happen!

5 from 1 vote
Shredded kale and spinach salad makes for a perfect dinner for two or an ideal side salad. It’s easy to make, great for using up leftover kale and spinach and packed full of nutritional goodness.
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Shredded Kale and Spinach Salad
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 
Shredded kale and spinach salad makes for a perfect dinner for two or an ideal side salad. It’s easy to make and packed full of nutritional goodness.
Course: Dinner
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 355 kcal
Author: neil@neilshealthymeals.com
Ingredients
  • 40 g chopped hazelnuts
  • 3 cloves garlic , crushed
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 80 g curly kale
  • 100 g baby spinach
  • Small onion , thinly sliced
  • 1 large grated carrot
  • 4 diced tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 50 g sultanas
Instructions
  1. Dry fry the chopped hazelnuts in a frying pan until toasted. Ensure you keep stirring them around so that they do not burn.
  2. Place the garlic, salt, black pepper, olive oil, balsamic vinegar in a jar and shake well together.
  3. Finely thinly slice the curly kale and baby spinach, removing the stalks from the kale. Or use a food processor for this.
  4. Place the shredded greens into a large bowl, add the garlic marinade and small onion and mix together to ensure everything is coated with the marinade.
  5. Mix in the grated carrot, diced tomatoes, lemon juice, sultanas and toasted hazelnuts.
Recipe Notes

Suggested serving with a small crusty baguette loaf.

Serves 2 as a main but also makes an excellent side salad and accompaniment for BBQ's etc.

Nutrition Facts
Shredded Kale and Spinach Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 355 Calories from Fat 160
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17.8g 27%
Saturated Fat 2.9g 15%
Cholesterol 5.1mg 2%
Sodium 1027.5mg 43%
Total Carbohydrates 45.2g 15%
Dietary Fiber 11.6g 46%
Sugars 27.4g
Protein 11.6g 23%
Vitamin A 89%
Vitamin C 168%
Calcium 35%
Iron 24%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Shredded kale and spinach salad makes for a perfect dinner for two or an ideal side salad. It’s easy to make, great for using up leftover kale and spinach and packed full of nutritional goodness.

Talking of anything can happen…

Neil’s Healthy Meals had a complete melt down on Tuesday just after I’d posted the photographs of our breathtaking Haleakala National Park sunrise trip.

We went AWOL for 6 hours. Server issues. 🙁

So, things are happening in the background to move to a new hosting provider, and (hopefully!) you shouldn’t notice any hiccups whilst that happens.

Meaning, when I put up the photographs of our whale watching in Maui next Tuesday those amazing creatures shouldn’t suddenly disappear from your screen!

Have a fantastic weekend and I hope you can join me next Tuesday.

And thanks Amanda for Thursday’s thinking out loud.

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Shredded kale and spinach salad makes for a perfect dinner for two or an ideal side salad. It’s easy to make, great for using up leftover kale and spinach and packed full of nutritional goodness.

Comments

  1. I love spinach, I love kale. I rarely have leftovers! Love the addition of the hazelnuts, now MORE VACATION PICTURES

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Ha ha, no problems Susie. 😉

      Currently working on the Whale Watching in Maui post for Tuesday!

  2. Hah! I totally understand the whole ‘what am I going to do with this random leftover ingredient’ thing. My wife (Laura) is famous for turning all sorts of my leftover blog ingredients into tacos. I mean tacos are amazing, right? 🙂 I’m not sure a kale + spinach salad taco would work, but I’ll glad take this one in salad form. Sounds delicious…and healthy! Also, Scotland. I love Scotland. Laura and I traveled there a few years ago, and I’m still trying to figure out how to get back again.
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      David, you are lucky that Laura has such a talent for turning your leftovers into tacos! I must mention that to Lynne, who will probably say “but you never have any leftovers I can make things with…….”. 😉 But if it can go into a quick omelette, she’s usually pretty good at that!

      Wow, I’m so glad that you’ve been to Scotland before! I know I often complain about the weather but I also realise I’m fortunate to live in such a beautiful place. (When the clouds have lifted and you can see it! 😀 )

  3. I absolutely, positively ADORE spinach. In any way, shape and form. Kale, that’s another story. However, if it is drenched in olive oil… I can make it work!
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      You would be absolutely fine with this GiGi because you can’t taste the kale for the sweet tasting tangy dressing.

      I wouldn’t be a fan of tasting it in its raw form either without the dressing! We’re in agreement there! 😀

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