This refreshing salad we are sharing on Meatless Monday comes from Josh Henderson of Skillet Street Food in Seattle, WA. It is packed with flavor and nutrition. Nutrient-dense kale has potential antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties while canola oil is a good source of omega-3 fat and vitamin E.


Skillet Street Food – Kale Salad with Hazelnut-Balsamic Vinaigrette


  • 4 cups chopped kale 1 L?2 Tbsp chopped, toasted hazelnuts 30 mL
  • 2 Tbsp dried cranberries 30 mL
  • ?2 Tbsp blue cheese crumbles 30 mL
  • 1/4 cup flat leaf parsley, whole leaf 60 mL

Hazelnut-Balsamic Vinaigrette:

  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar 75 mL
  • 1 Tbsp water 15 mL?2 tsp Dijon mustard 10 mL
  • 1/2 tsp salt 2 mL
  • ?1 shallot, minced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ?1 Tbsp fresh chopped thyme 15 mL
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper 2 mL
  • 1?4 cup crushed, toasted hazelnuts 60 mL
  • 1/2 cup canola oil 125 mL


  1. In large bowl combine, kale, hazelnuts, cranberries, blue cheese and parsley. Set aside.
  2. To prepare Hazelnut-Balsamic Vinaigrette: In medium bowl, combine balsamic vinegar, water, Dijon mustard, salt, shallot, garlic, thyme, pepper and hazelnuts. Using immersion blender, combine ingredients and slowly add canola oil until emulsion forms.
  3. Add vinaigrette to kale salad, toss and serve.

Yield: 4 servings. Serving Size: Just over 1 cup (250 mL) salad.

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