Sunday, February 23, 2014

Warm Spinach and Kale Salad

A warm salad made with spinach and kale sautéed in olive oil along with minced garlic and small chopped shallots, seasoned with fresh cracked pepper. Cut up half a fresh medium apple and toss it all together with 1/3 of a cup low fat cottage cheese. The warm sautéed greens melts the cheese just enough to bring the dish together. A squeeze of lemon seals the deal and you have a delicious side to a meal or snack to enjoy! This recipe makes 1 serving.

Ingredients (in order of appearance):
- 1/2 T olive oil
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 T chopped shallots
- 1 c. Raw kale, washed and dry
- 1 c. Raw spinach, washed very well and dry
- Fresh cracked black pepper, to taste
- 1/3 c. low fat cottage cheese
- 1/2 medium Fuji Apple or Apple of choice - cut into small strips

Directions:
1. Heat oil in pan on medium
2. Add garlic and shallots, sautéed until onions are translucent, about 3 minutes
3. Add kale and sauté for 2 minutes
4. Add spinach and sauté until leaves start to wilt, season with fresh cracked black pepper
5. Transfer the warm greens to bowl
6. Toss greens, apples and cottage cheese until combined
7. Squeeze desired amount of lemon over salad, and enjoy!

Nutritionals:
Calories 200
Fat 14g (main source: olive oil)
Protein 8g (main source: cottage cheese)
Carbohydrates 23g (main source: apples)
Sodium 204mg (main source: cottage cheese)



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