Receta: Hearty Kale Salad with a Spicy Cherry Dressing
Raquel from Pueblo here! I just got back from a weeklong vacation in Texas. I don't know about you... but when I get back from a vacation where I'm eating and drinking tons of delicious things, there's nothing I crave more than a big ole salad when I get back.
This salad is super hearty, using vegetables, pulses, and fruit that can withstand dressing without getting soggy for a few days in the fridge, so that I can keep going back for more over the next couple of days without it getting wilty.
The dressing is the star of this dish... and it can be adapted to whatever you have on hand! We had frozen cherries in our freezer, so that's what we used for the base, but any fruit—fresh or frozen—will do the trick. We did a combination of cherries, El Clásico hot sauce, extra virgin olive oil, red wine vinegar, and ginger garlic paste.
We love to add a protein to a salad like this, so it can stand on its own, or be used as a hearty side to the rest of our meal. For protein, we used Silo Pulses + Grains Beluga Lentils.
We also filmed a reel of this recipe, so be sure to check that out for the process!
- 1 bunch of kale - stems removed, massaged with olive oil
- 1/4 head of purple cabbage - chopped
- 3 mini cucumbers or 1 english cucumber - chopped
- 1 apple - chopped
- 1 bell pepper - chopped
- 1/2 bunch of cilantro - minced
- 15 mint leaves - minced
- 1 cup of Silo Beluga Lentils - cooked
- Pecorino Romano cheese - shaved, measure it with your heart
- 1/4 cup of raw pumpkin seeds
- 1 cup of cherries - fresh or frozen
- 1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil
- 1/8 cup of red wine vinegar
- 1/8 cup of Pueblo El Clásico hot sauce
- 2 tbsp of ginger garlic paste
- 1 tsp of chili powder
- 1 tsp (or to taste) Pueblo Smoked Habanero sea salt (coming back soon) or any salt
In a large bowl, combine all of your salad ingredients.
For the dressing, add all of your ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Alternatively, you could chop your cherries fine and whisk it all, for a chunkier dressing.