When the weather starts to turn cooler we always begin to crave cinnamon + crisp apples! Here is a delicious massaged kale salad with warm farro and crunchy nut + seed clusters that pack a lil sweet heat. Balance that with chewy bits of dried date, and a tangy honey orange vinaigrette that is super easy to whip up! The mixing of warm and cold ingredients is so hearty and comforting.

And we cant forget to mention this is packed with glow foods to help nourish your natural glow from the inside out!

Salad Ingredients:

4 handfuls raw kale torn into pieces

1 cup farro 

1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley

1 green apple chopped

1/4 cup sliced red onion

3 large dried dates chopped small

 

Nut + Seed Clusters:

1/4 cup raw pumpkin seeds

1/4 cup raw walnuts

1-2 tbls real maple syrup

pinch salt

dash cinnamon + cayenne pepper (adjust to your taste)

 

Dressing:

Juice from 1 lemon

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

1 tbls orange juice

1 tbls honey

pinch s+p

dash cinnamon

 

How To:

Cook your cup of farro on stove top or instant pot according to directions. Add to big bowl.

Mix your nuts + seeds with their ingredients, place on a baking sheet with parchment paper and bake at 350 for 10mins. Remove and cool, Break into clusters. Be careful not to burn!

In a separate bowl add your kale removing any big stems. 

Add all your dressing ingredients to a small jar and shake until mixed.

Pour over kale and massage well with hands until the fibers begin to break down. Mix in with the farro.

Add the rest of the ingredients to the farro + kale bowl, mix well.

Serve up in a big bowl while the farro is still warm:)

 

 

Additions that would be nice: roasted sweet potato, roasted brussels, chicken

 

Feed Your Glow!

 

Love + Eat Well,

by natalie