kale salad

champagne honey kale currant almond salad

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There’s a touch of elegance in this champagne honey kale currant almond salad! Rustic, simple and exquisite in the tastes and textures!

How to Make Kale Salad

There’s so much to love bout this champagne honey kale currant almond salad! Don’t even mention that it was professionally prepared, tested then featured in Taste of Home magazine!

champagne honey kale currant almond salad

Kale Salad Recipe

Kale recipes can vary with all kinds of ingredients. This recipe has delicious currants in it!

Kale Salad with Currants

Currants are much like raisins. They have a sour and sweet berry flavor, but they’ll err on the side of deliciously sour! If you can’t find currants or want to stick with something more predictable for your palate, then try raisins, goldenn or black, small diced prunes, dice dates or even dried cranberries for a tad bit more tart. 

How to Cut Kale for Salad

Now I love to make this salad with both large leafy kale and with baby kale greens. With the large leaves, remove the spine. Then you roll them tightly into a ‘cigar’ shape and slice them thinly. Or you can chop up the kale into whatever size or shape you prefer. And, remember, you have various types of kale to use. If you haven’t tried Tuscan or ‘dinosaur’ kale, you must! 

Kale Salad Dressing

What makes this salad more divine is the dressing! Yes, as you’ll see from the recipe, most of the ingredients go into the dressing. 

Sweet Kale Salad

And, with this dressing, you have a delicious sweet kale salad with some saltiness of the asiago cheese and crunch from the almonds. 

Kale Salad Ideas

There’s no shortage of kale salad ideas out there. And, if you make this recipe, I’m thinking it’s going to be one of your go to recipes for any occasion.

Kale Salad Mix

Of course, there’s no problem using a kale salad mix with this recipe. Simple pull together the dressing and drizzle over the salad mix. Save that dressing and the extra toppings that come with it for something else. 

Summer Kale Salad

Now there’s nothing better than a summer kale salad, and since I have a small kale garden, planting it in the Spring, I usually have beautiful fresh kale for months. Well, that is if the bugs, squirrels and vermin don’t feast on it! 

Kale Salad Parmesan

Yes, you can make this kale salad with parmesan. But, I’m using asiago cheese because it’s just a tad bit saltier. But, if you don’t have that then use parm! 

Yummy Kale Salad

Besides yummy kale salads, I’ve got a few other kale and currant ideas for you!

Mango Kale Shrimp Salad

Tart Apple Currant Spice Pie

Tuscan Kale Watercress Roasted Corn

Super Antioxidant Kale Greens

kale salad

Yield: 4 salad servings

champagne honey kale currant almond salad

kale salad

There's a touch of elegance in this champagne honey kale currant almond salad! Rustic, simple and exquisite in the tastes and textures!

Ingredients

  • 4 cups thinly sliced kale, remove spines, roll kale leaves into 'cigars' and slice in thin slivers
  • 2 cups baby kale leaves
  • 1/2 cup currants
  • 1/2 cup almonds, sliced or slivered
  • 1 Tbl. Honey Mustard
  • 1 Tbl. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbl. balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Tbl. champagne, can ginger ale, sparkling apple cider, sparkling cranberry juice, or sparkling white grape juice
  • 2 tsp. honey
  • 1/4 cup asiago cheese, grated
  • ¾ tsp coarse ground pepper
  • ¾ tsp sea salt

Instructions

Place kale, currants and almonds in a medium sized mixing bowl. Toss and blend.

In a separate small bowl, whisk together well the mustard, olive oil, balsamic, champagne, honey, asiago, pepper and salt. Whisk together well.

Serve immediately on chilled salad plates.

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