This is a nutritious and delicious, gluten free, vegan salad. Pears are high in fiber: one pear is about 5 grams of fiber, apples have slightly less fiber. Raw walnuts are high in omega 3 fatty acids and have protein. Kale is loaded with vitamins and minerals . The fiber and protein combination also make this salad low glycemic. Goat cheese is often agreeable for people who do not eat cows milk dairy products. For a stronger contrast in flavours – try blue cheese (cow’s milk) in place of goat’s cheese. Enjoy!
2 slightly firm pears (or firm apples – Fuji or Gala) cored & chopped
3/4 cup raw walnuts, broken into pieces
¼ long English cucumber, chopped
8 – 12 cups Kale leaves (not the stems) – coarsely chopped
½ cup Goat Cheese, crumble
- Toss all ingredients, except cheese, in a bowl. Toss with Mustard Vinaigrette Dressing, using as much dressing as desired. Sprinkle crumbled cheese on top and serve.
Mustard Vinaigrette Dressing
2 Tbsp coconut vinegar (or white wine vinegar)
1/3 cup olive oil
1 ½ tsp Dijon mustard
1 clove garlic, minced
¼ tsp sea salt