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This salad is fat free and FULL of super nutrients. The seemingly complex combination of the kale’s robust leaves, the parsley’s flavor, the cabbage’s texture, the sea salt lime dressing, and the pomegranate seeds’ bursts of juice make this dish craveable for kale lovers and those who fear the super green.
This dish came to be because I was determined to find a way to get my family to eat kale …and even like it. I unleashed this salad on them during a large family gathering. It fooled everyone. When they’d finished cleaning the bowl, I excitedly announced that the dish they were all raving about was the healthiest thing on the table.
Kale is an extremely hardy green and holds up really well to being dressed and stored for days. I like to make it in bulk and eat off of it all week.
Don’t be intimidated by the pomegranate seeds! I recommend crunching them all the way through. The added fiber and nutrients won’t hurt you.
Occasionally, you can find pomegranate seeds in bulk (therefore helping you avoid the pomegranate splatter). Costco is your best bet.
Enjoy this beautiful, delicious, incredibly healthy salad!
Pomegranate and Kale Salad
- 1 head curly kale
- 1/2 head purple cabbage
- 1 bunch flat leaf parsley about 2 cups
- 2 pomegranates
- 5 limes
- 1 tablespoon sea salt
- Remove the stems before finely chopping the kale and cabbage, then set aside.
- Roughly run knife through the parsley and toss with the kale and cabbage.
- In a bowl, juice the limes and add the sea salt to dissolve.
- Deseed the two pomegranates. The best way to deseed pomegranates is to cut the fruit in half then carefully break it apart with your hands and lightly brush the seeds away from the membrane. [Make sure to either wear an apron or something red! The juice stains.]
- Massage the kale, cabbage, and parsley with the sea salt lime dressing. You can perform this step a couple hours before serving. The acidic dressing will help breakdown some of the rough texture of the kale.
- Sprinkle the pomegranate seeds over the dressed salad and serve!
Just as delicious as it is to look at! Perfect for that Holiday meal.
Mikalee Byerman says
Absolutely beautiful salad — but I can only imagine how long it would take to get THAT MANY pomegranate seeds!
(If not for a trip to Costco, that is…)
I love your blog name! Congrats on FP!
I’ll have to try this on my family. YUM!
Lakia Gordon says
Looks good! I’ll have to try this out. Thanks for sharing!
Apples and Arterie says
This looks fabulous. Your photos are perfect!
Have to say it does look yummy. Just the colors alone make it appetizing.
As a lactose intolerant person, I have found kale and spinach to be the best option for calcium. Sure I can have some yogurts and cheeses, but there are just so many more options with dark greens! And pomegranates are so rich with antioxidants.
I look forward to trying this… As soon as pomegranates find their way up to the Adirondacks!
That’s the closest I could find. Hope it’s helpful! Happy pomegranate hunting!
Beautiful and colorful pictures! looks so refreshing and appetizing!
You knocked this out of the food park–beautiful colors, photography and I’m hungry to boot! Congrats!
Carlie Chew says
Yumm, looks delicious!
The photos on your blog are so enticing! I’ll be checking out more of your recipes! Thanks!
I like that combination of kale and pomegranate! Looks delicious!
Health with taste, and looks inviting too!
Constance V. Walden says
Wow, this looks great and good for you, too. Thanks so much for sharing this. Connie
Looks like a fantastic recipe. Love kale and pomegranates. Will have to try it out.
I really love pomegranates and I just found out that my mom has a pomegranate tree in her backyard. She’s been holding out on me.
This seems like the perfect Christmas salad. It looks like a tree that is decorated with little red ornaments. I love it!!
A Crafty Traveler says
the colours are so vivid, it almost looks too pretty to eat! Talk about eating the rainbow!
I eat three or four pomegranates a week. I’m surprised no one complained about the seeds.
I love your pictures they are very appealing and the foods look so yum yummy! 🙂 The information on your blog is very interesting and I am going to read more.
Looks great. If you add some chilis, it would be a bit sort of like Thai salads.
This salad looks beautiful! Congrats on freshly pressed! I’ll definitely have to try this soon.
Beautiful salad– I’ve combined apples and kale plenty of times, but never thought of pomegranite.
One comment: you always want to consume some fat with dark green leafy vegetables. Some almonds, pistachios, a main dish with fat, a drizzle of olive oil, some feta cheese, etc. Many nutrients (vitamin K, lutein, etc) in dark green leafies are fat soluble, so they run right through you without a little fat to help your body absorb them.
Great tip, GroundCherry! Thank you. Fat is an incredibly important part of a balanced diet. It’s always a good idea to make sure that there is a healthy fat representation on your plate.
I won’t lie, no matter how much I try to like it, try it in new and fascinating ways, I cannot get myself to like kale. But I’m thinking…… spinach……. Thank you for the inspiration! And congrats on getting pressed!!!!
Thank you, Viviana! In addition to spinach, collard greens are another great powerful green I recommend you give a shot. They have a slightly more palatable texture than kale.
Susan Perchaluk says
Thanks for sharing, I’m going to try it this week. It looks really good!!
The Little Aussie Bakery & Cafe says
Looks amazing! Beautiful Photography!!
awesome. love the photographs as well.
lovely fresh looking salad what more could you ask for
I will definitely try this one!
Vivian Raines says
We made something like this — yours looks delicious too! Maybe this makes seeding the pomegranate easier? We carefully sliced into, then gently tore the pomegranate and tossed the pieces in a bowl of water. Then we picked and poked at the pieces, dislodging the seeds. Happily, the seeds fall and the light, white inner rind stuff floats. And yes! It stains the most tremendous dark pink! Imagine! Persephone ate only 6 of these marvelous seeds?
Great tip! Thank you. I will definitely give that a try.
I just started experimenting with kale, your recipes look delicious! Thanks for the healthy ideas!
Great idea to use the lime juice to break down the Kale. Wouldn’t a little olive oil work here too? Love the colors!
Absolutely! Especially if you’re not going to eat anything else with the meal. You need some healthy fat on your plate.
Looks delicious! I’m in. Great blog too 😉
I’m impressed that you got your whole family to eat kale! That’s not always an easy task. The salad looks so vibrant and delicious!
Im going to have to make this sometime this month! sounds amazing!
Your photographs are so fantastic! I don’t know how you do it! I have the hardest time photographing food and making it look like something someone (other than me) would want to eat. Also I love pomegranates–I’m trying this salad later this week! Great job!
pretty colorful and Christmasy colorful at that!
I’m currently doing an anti-inflammatory diet and kale and pomegranates are perfect! So glad you got freshly pressed so I could find this. (Your photos are gorgeous too.)
This is gorgeous and healthy TOO!! LOVE IT <3
Looks amazing! And I was lucky enough to just receive a fresh bunch of red russian kale in my weekly produce box (https://inherchucks.com/2012/01/05/whats-in-the-box-8/). Guess I have no choice but indulge 🙂
My kiddos also love the kale “chips” on epicurious if you’re looking for ways to sneak it in. I look forward to seeking out some healthy weeknight recipes on your site!
what a beautiful pictures full of colours! congratulations it´s looks delicious!
Definitely!!! Fabulous photos!!! The pomegranate stain is also a great alternative to chemical free lipstick.
stunning! My mum makes a similar salad with salad leaves mango and pomegranate! Looks great. 🙂
Beautiful pictures! I have a pomegranate de-seeding tutorial on my blog at: https://sarahsjoys.wordpress.com/2011/11/12/if-its-good-enough-for-alton-brown-removing-pomegranate-arils-tutorial/ I also have a recipe for kale chips in the side dishes section. It’s titled “Feeding a Family of Comedians” because their reaction to hearing they would be eating kale chips was less than enthusiastic. But they liked them! Congratulations on getting your family to love it! We will have to give this salad a try!
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It looks amazing 🙂 Thanks for sharing! I will definitely try it out soon 🙂
awesome salad..will certainly try
Looks like an unusual but very healthy salad. Both Kale and pomogranates are loaded with impressive antioxidants for good health and major disease prevention. Oh yes one more thing the combination to me seems like a tart, tasty combination
The recipe sounds wonderful. I’m putting kale, cabbage & pomegranates on my shopping list right now. I love it that you use pictures to share the recipe before you use words. Nice touch!
Love, love kale and this looks delish!
Looks yummy!!!! I’m going to have to give this recipe a shot… Thanks for sharing!!!
i was in the middle of thinking “what should i have for dinner?” and then i see this. a big bunch of kale in my fridge is gettin’ eaten tonight! thanks for the inspiration!
hello, there… wow, they look succulent. congrats on being FP, it’s deserved… :}
Wow, that looks gorgeous. I can’t wait to try this.
Thanks for sharing. I’m the chef in the house, love Kale, and I am starting to gain an appreciation of Pomegranate.
Patti, Reinvented says
What a wonderful way to get more greens into my diet! Your photos are beautiful and they make me want to run to my kitchen to create something wonderful. I’ve never had kale before; now I can’t wait for my Saturday morning farmer’s market! Congrats on being Freshly Pressed.
What a beautiful looking salad – YUM!
George Foremans grill says
Tried this a few months back,with added quinoa. Well tasty.
WOW! What a ride. Thanks to each of you who read, liked, commented, and subscribed to this blog! Your comments encourage, excite, and flatter me. I will not let you down! Exciting material to come. Many thanks to WordPress for choosing this post for Freshly Pressed – tremendous honor. Here’s to kale, the deliciously healthy, and happy living. Cheers!
Lia Moutselou says
fantastic images ! and a great recipe. Thanks for this. I will try.
Bethany Pegues says
That looks awesome. It’s as beautiful as it is nutritious. I’m going to give it a try. Thanks for the recipe!
Made it for dinner tonight and it was absolutely yummy! Thanks for the great recipe.
So glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for letting me know.
Looks delicious! Such a colorful dish! I’ve been craving a good salad since the holiday indulgence!
That just looks delicious! I never thought of eating kale uncooked. I will try this one soon!
Love! Can’t wait to try this…beautiful pics, too!
This looks so yummy, I definitely am going to try this soon 😀
going to try this one for sure!
thanks for this beautiful post!
Gorgeous colors, love it! ^.^~
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Reblogged on TheGoodStuff411! Thanks this is a fantastic salad!
I want to make this for Thanksgiving tomorrow. Will it still be just as good if I make it today and let it sit in fridge overnight?
It should be!