Soups and Salads

Nectarine, Plum, Kale Salad

Ok, this should officially be named the salad of the summer. This vegan salad features Kale, Plums and nectarines!

The thing I love about salads is they can either be hearty and filling or light and crisp. Salads like this one are perfect for summer because they are light and crisp. This combination is perfect for the hot summer weather. Of course you can eat this delicious salad any time of the year. No matter when you find this recipe, you should try it immediately.

Nectarine Plum Kale Salad

The crisp Kale, Sweet juicy Nectarines and plums, mixed with just a hint of sweetness from the maple for texture makes this salad come alive on your tongue. You can toss it together rather quickly and it’s perfect to take to work and keep in the fridge for later.

Nectarine, Plum, Kale Salad

(This recipe is adapted from a recipe I found on the Boston Herald)

Ingredients

  • 3 cups kale, I like it in bite size pieces
  • 1 large ripe nectarine, thinly sliced
  • 2 ripe plums, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup roasted almonds
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons maple syrup (or less for a lighter taste)
  • 1 teaspoon honey mustard (make sure it’s vegan!)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried mustard
  • Salt to taste

Place kale, nectarine, plums and almonds in a salad bowl.

In a small bowl, whisk together all the dressing ingredients until well-blended.

Pour over the salad and toss well to combine. Check for seasoning.

Serve at room temperature. Serves 4.

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