Warm Kale Salad with Chicken, Feta, Roasted Walnuts and Apples

It’s been determined that kale is the new “it” vegetable.  Everybody is talking about it!  It’s high in iron, calcium, vitamin A and C and filled with fiber and powerful antioxidants.

And I too, have jumped on the bandwagon.

With all the fresh fruits and vegetables in my fridge from my failed cleanse I decided to make a warm kale and apple salad with chicken, feta and roasted walnuts.

Here’s what to do:

1.) Take two golden delicious apples (royal gala will work just as well), slice them thinly and sauté them in a pan with sea salt and dried rosemary.

 

2.) In another pan, cook two skinless and boneless pieces of chicken with sea salt and crushed black pepper.  When the apples are done (you just want to soften them up a bit but still maintain a bit of a crisp) replace them with washed and shredded pieces of kale.

Cooking the kale until the leaves appear wilted actually helps with digestion.

{When doing this please be careful as the excess water and oil will spray}

3.)  Start assembling the cooked ingredients, while you roast halved walnuts in a hot pan for about three minutes.

4.) Lastly, crumble feta cheese and walnuts over salad.

Enjoy!

 

Although, I made a vinaigrette I didn’t actually use it as the natural juices from the cooked chicken, kale and apple were enough!

If you choose to add a dressing over top, here’s what I would suggest:

1 tbsp honey
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
pinch of salt

Whisk all ingrediants together and pour over salad.