I made this shredded kale salad last week before I fell a victim of a food poisoning from sushi by Sunday. So, I haven’t disappeared I was just making even bigger friends with my bed. In 34 years, it was my first time and I hope I lost some fat deposits in the process. So, I apologize if I don’t make sense at times today. I am still recovering with 3 kids eating and playing around me in Tim Hortons while I am writing this post.But I can’t complain because a cleaning lady is cleaning my house right now because I honestly couldn’t pull that off as well. Overall, summer has been going really great but I find myself even busier wearing 25 hats at a time. But I do take time off. I trained myself. Back to the salad…We grabbed two 10 lbs boxes of cherries on the way from Osoyoos and had more than enough to eat. Summer bucket list item – ✅. As a family, we agreed to grab 2 varieties: Rainier (yellowish) cherries which are sweeter and red ones you know from the superstore.
Sweet Cherry Shredded Kale Salad – 15 minute easy shredded kale salad with cherries, quinoa, feta cheese, hemp hearts and very simple seasoning. No need to make a dressing.
By the end of the week we have had enough of cherries and they started to go bad. I am not a fan of cooking fresh fruit and berries. I just feel bad. I think they are so unique due to their availability for a short time. I want them raw. I feel extremely bad coating them in sugar and baking till they are floppy and of a dull colour.Sweet Cherry Shredded Kale Salad – 15 minute easy shredded kale salad with cherries, quinoa, feta cheese, hemp hearts and very simple seasoning. No need to make a dressing. | ifoodreal.com
So, I thought of a shredded kale salad with cherries, cooked quinoa, hemp hearts and crumbled feta cheese. I had all ingredients ready to go. Frozen quinoa previously cooked. Feta cheese that had to be used. Hemp hearts worked like a charm in this salad because they blended with quinoa.
I absolutely love to use finely chopped dinosaur kale for salads. It becomes tender and at same time crunchy without much extra work. To be perfectly honest, I am not even a huge fan making salad dressing every time for a salad because simply I just don’t have time. Whenever I can drizzle oil and vinegar and sprinkle a few spices on a salad, I do it. In this case, lemon juice as well. They do a wonderful job tenderizing tough kale leaves without much work.
Yes, I was intimidated to cut and pit 2 cups of cherries but it wasn’t that bad at all. Take a paring knife and use firm cherries.
Enjoy this wonderful sweet cherry shredded kale salad!