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Kale & Date Salad with Cranberry Pear White Balsamic Vinaigrette

Inspired by one our favorite salads, the Arugula Salad, at Sunny Yoga Kitchen

Serves 4

6 cups Baby Kale
1/4 cups Chopped Pecans
1 Small Shallot Thinly Sliced
3 Dates Thinly Sliced
2 tbsp Cranberry Pear White Balsamic Vinegar
1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil2 tsp Stoneground Mustard
1/4 tsp Salt
1/8 tsp Pepper


To make the vinaigrette combine cranberry pear white balsamic vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, stoneground mustard, salt and pepper in a small bowl and whisk.

Combine kale, shallots, pecans and dates in a large bowl and drizzle with vinaigrette; toss. Divide salad among plates.

Don’t have an ingredient? Substitute Arugula for Kale, use pistachios instead of pecans or use Ripe Summer Peach Balsamic Vinegar instead of the Cranberry Pear White Balsamic Vinaigrette (we do this in the summer for seasonality).

Kale Date Salad