Lemony Kale and Fig Salad Recipe

The only photo I could snap of this glorious creation before my starving husband gobbled it up.

As I mentioned in this recipe post, I am always looking for healthy salad recipes to use up all of my produce. After a particularly indulgent weekend at my friend's bachelorette party this weekend, I was on the hunt for some new kale salad recipes this week. I came across this kale salad recipe on Pinterest and thought to myself 'THIS LOOKS AMAZING.' While I've never actually cooked with figs before, I DO LIKE Fig Newtons so I thought I'd give it a try. Here is my modified recipe for 2.

Lemony Kale and Fig Salad Recipe

Ingredients - Salad

  • 1/2 bunch kale, ribs removed and chopped
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1 cups cooked quinoa, (from 1/2 cup raw quinoa)
  • figs, quartered
  • 1 oz gorgonzola cheese, crumbled
  • 1.5 oz prosciutto, chopped (1/2 a standard package)

Ingredients - Dressing
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 1 Tbsp balsamic
  • 1 Tsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  1. Cook quinoa according to package directions.
  2. Place kale in a large bowl and squeeze lemon over the top. Let sit for 30 minutes to an hour.
  3. Mix quinoa into kale. Normally people prefer the quinoa to cool but I added it to the salad when it was still warm and it was divine! 
  4. Add quartered figs and crumbled gorgonzola into bowl and toss well.
  5. Prepare dressing (whisk all ingredients together) and pour over the salad.
  6. Top salad with chopped prosciutto and enjoy!

I'm so excited about this new recipe and hope you all enjoy it as much as we did!

Xo J


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