Kale Salad with Pine Nuts, Dried Figs and Blue Cheese Crumbles

I want to thank you guys for being such great readers and listening when I need someone to rant to about my life. I wanted a place where I could share my thoughts, ideas, and passion and this has been such a rewarding and positive space. It gives me a place to be wrong, or be right, or talk about what went on in my week. I hope that my experiences and recipes help you in some small way, because you guys being here and reading this has helped me. It has helped me organize my thoughts. We all say that a year from now or years from now, we will remember what happened, but the truth is, putting your thoughts on paper is the only true way to immortalize them. I wish I had been better about blogging, but I am trying to change that now.

Anyway, I appreciate that so many of you visit here a day, and I hope you are bringing health and happiness home! This is a lovely summer salad with the power of kale and delicious pieces of blue cheese, dried figs and pine nuts on top!


2 cups kale. rinsed and dried

1/8 cup reduced fat blue cheese crumbles or regular blue cheese crumbles

4 dried figs, diced

1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted

2 tablespoons olive oil

Juice of 1/2 lemon

Pink Himalayan salt, to taste

Freshly cracked black pepper

**Any protein if you want to make this a meal! 


In a big salad bowl, mix kale greens and dried fig. Mix the olive oil and lemon in a separate bowl. Pour dressing over kale or on the side (warning: this salad will be tough without dressing because kale is a tough green, so the longer this salad sits, the better!). Top with pine nuts and blue cheese.







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