Warm Kale Salad with Apples and Chevre

by - 9:45 AM

This is definitely my new favorite winter salad. And as you all know how I love Trader Joe's - I'm happy to report that you can make the entire thing in 20 minutes with ingredients from your local TJs.


Warm Kale salad with apples and goat cheese | Fit Girl's Kitchen

Warm Kale salad with apples and goat cheese | Fit Girl's Kitchen

I had a really good version of this when I was out in Colorado the other weekend so I decided to recreate it for FGK.

When I made this the first time, I used lacinato kale (or dinosaur kale) which is a little bit heartier. I think I like that version better but I cheated a bit and used kale from TJs that is already chopped up.

Trader Joes Kale

I also cooked it a few minutes longer than I would have liked because I was drinking wine snapping photos. It shouldn't be fully wilted but it tastes good either way.


Warm Kale Salad with Apples and Chevre

1 bag (approx 1lb) chopped kale
1/2 of an apple, sliced thin (I used a Pink Lady apple)
1/2 small red onion, sliced thin
2 cloves garlic, chopped
Olive Oil
1 Tbs butter (optional)
1 cup sliced mushrooms
Fresh crumbled goat cheese
Chopped walnuts

Warm kale salad recipe | The Fit Girl's Kitchen

Make sure the apples are sliced thin enough but not too thin that they don't retain their shape when cooked.

Instructions


1. Saute onions in olive oil over medium-low heat for about 2 minutes. Add apples and saute until onions are soft, about 10 minutes. (Add butter after 10 minutes to carmelize, if desired).


2. Add chopped garlic and mushrooms. Saute for 5 more minutes, until mushrooms are soft.

3. Add chopped kale and combine with other ingredients. Cook for approx 3-5 minutes, until kale wilts to desired amount.

Warm kale salad recipe | The Fit Girl's Kitchen

Warm kale salad recipe | The Fit Girl's Kitchen

4. Remove from heat season with salt and pepper to taste.

Warm kale salad recipe | The Fit Girl's Kitchen

5. Let cool for a few minutes, then top with crumbled chevre and walnuts.

Warm kale salad recipe | The Fit Girl's Kitchen

Warm kale salad recipe | The Fit Girl's Kitchen

Happy meatless monday!

Check in with me again this Friday where I will be sharing with you some super crazy amazing shout-it-from-the-rooftops news...

Until then, #livehealthy!

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