Green Goddess Salad with Kale and Spinach

Green Goddess Salad with Kale and Spinach is a vibrant, nutrient-packed dish that combines the healthful benefits of dark leafy greens with the creamy, herby flavors of Green Goddess dressing. This salad is a refreshing side dish or a light main course. Here’s how to make it:

Ingredients

  • - For the Salad
  • 2 cups kale, stems removed and leaves finely chopped
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 avocado, diced
  • 1/4 cup sliced cucumber
  • 1/4 cup shredded carrots
  • 2 tablespoons sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese or goat cheese (optional)
  • - For the Green Goddess Dressing
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt or mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream or buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup fresh herbs (such as parsley, tarragon, chives, and/or cilantro)
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 anchovy fillet (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

Make the Dressing
1
Combine all dressing ingredients in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth and creamy. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper as needed. If the dressing is too thick, you can thin it with a little water or additional lemon juice.
Prepare the Salad
1
In a large bowl, combine the chopped kale and baby spinach. If the kale is tough, you might want to massage it with a little olive oil and a pinch of salt for a few minutes to soften the leaves and reduce bitterness.
2
Add the cherry tomatoes, diced avocado, sliced cucumber, and shredded carrots to the greens. Toss gently to combine.
Assemble the Salad
1
Drizzle the Green Goddess Dressing over the salad, starting with a few tablespoons and adding more according to your taste. Gently toss the salad to ensure all the ingredients are coated with the dressing.
2
Sprinkle with sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds and crumbled cheese (if using) for added texture and flavor.
Serve
1
Serve immediately, offering additional dressing on the side for those who may want more.

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