Kale Coconut and Cranberry Salad Print Recipe Print Recipe

 

I think I’m making up for those 9 months of not wanting or eating a single green.

I’ve made this salad for about a month straight. Made this for my parents, my in-laws, and an entire batch all for myself. It’s crazy good, but also different enough to get you out of any sort of salad rut.

Speaking of those 9 months, I ate my body pregnancy weight in cheese. During those developmental stages, when you’re suppose to eat lots of protein, vitamin rich vegetables and healthy fats, I was trying to justify ice cream and grilled cheese as good calcium.

 

 

Then I gave birth and my appetite slowly came back. This salad was actually one of the first ones I made. We had family in town visiting us and our sweet little baby. My sister suggested this recipe and it was a hit. Because it’s warm, it’s comforting, especially for someone who just pushed ou…. okay, too far, sorry.

The past few months I’ve been throwing everything into the Vitamix and hoping he likes it. What’s crazy, is that he LOVES a combo of sweet potatoes, carrots, spinach, broccoli, cauliflower, LENTILS, and zucchini.

Then I gave him peaches…
 

 

I’ve watched this a million times and die laughing every. single. time. God, this kid kills me.

 

I don’t know, does my breast milk taste like vegetables? I mean, you’d think he’d make those faces when he eats spinach and broccoli. Blows my mind.

Anyways, I’d like to give credit to this salad.

 

 

Kale Coconut and Cranberry Salad

Serves 4

Adapted from Super Natural Everyday & family friend Andrew G. 

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Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil (toasted or regular)
  • 2 tablespoons gluten-free tamari or gluten-free soy sauce
  • 4 cups packed kale, ribs removed and chopped
  • 1 cup unsweetened large flaked coconut
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 2 cup cooked quinoa or grain of choice – optional

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Put the kale and coconut flakes in a large bowl.

In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, sesame oil and soy sauce.  Pour 3/4 over the kale mixture and toss together.

Spread kale mixture evenly among two baking sheets.

note: you may need to switch the two sheets if the top starts to brown more than the bottom.

Bake for 12 minutes

Remove from the oven and place in a bowl and add dried cranberries.

Top the salad over quinoa or grain of choice. Or just eat as is!

Serve warm and enjoy!

 

*gluten-free *dairy-free 

 

 

 

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  • http://twitter.com/HBHarvest HalfBakedHarvest

    Wow, this is so pretty and I love the flavors! YUM!

  • http://channelingcontessa.com Clara

    Oh my goodness, that video! I died laughing. He’s just perfect, Lisa!

  • Bev @ Bev Cooks

    I want to INHALE him. And that salad. With him on it.

  • Warm Vanilla Sugar

    This looks so good!!

  • Animad9

    No guilt,….Even if I eat 3 serving of this looks delicious.Fairbanks Search Engine Optimization

  • http://www.turntablekitchen.com Kasey

    He is so cute I’m dying. I can’t wait to see the look on Neko’s face once she starts trying real food. She already has quite the interest in my morning coffee cup 🙂

  • Abby

    Peaches! Ah, that video is my favorite thing I’ve seen all day (Although the salad looks really scrumptious too!)

  • Katie@thenightbakery

    Oh my god that had me cracking up way to much, especially since my own little baby is trying to sleep next to me right now.
    She’s exactly the same about fruit! Loves her veggies in any way, shape or form, but put fruit in her mouth and no thank you. So cute. Oh and the salad looks super yummy!

  • kelley {mountain mama cooks}

    That face! The one eyed pucker was cracking me up! The salad looks divine. I can see why you’ve made it so many times recently!

  • laurie

    I have made this and served with farro. It is sooo good!!!

  • http://twitter.com/BakerByNature Ashley

    This is so lovely! I adore kale, and this salad will definitely be made. That I know!

  • http://KatherinesCorner.com/ Katherines Corner

    a delicious recipe and giggle. a great way to start my day. Thank you xo P.S> I invite you to share your wonderful blog at my hop

  • Pissompons

    Those hated flavors are too healthy that i would die to eat it with my children…Westport Fishing Charter

  • Mortang34

    that kid is the cutest. I wonder how it tasted…

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  • Tratimp1961

    The green spinach and red cranberries are so pretty to look at and healthy to eat!

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  • WithStyleGrace

    the salad? it tastes great!

  • Wspeers

    I hear ya not wanting to eat greens for 9months

  • Katie @ Mom’s Kitchen Handbook

    Too cute!

  • GlutenFreeRecipeBox

    Thanks for sharing. Kale is my hardest vegetable to cook. I need to try this recipe as my previous attempts at kale have only left a bitter taste in my mouth. Thanks again!

  • Natalie

    salad looks delicious!!! But this little guy is my absolute favorite. OMG that face made my day!
    xo
    Natalie @DRB

  • Shauna

    Mason needs a sitcom. What a FACE!! Love.

  • Liz

    Your sons face cracks me up! What a fun first experience to peaches!

  • Katie Unger

    Oh my gosh that FACE with the closed eye!! I’m dying.

  • Katie Unger

    Oh heavens, that FACE with the one closed eye!! I’m dying.

  • http://celiackiddo.wordpress.com/ Dana Schwartz

    This recipe has intrigued me from the moment I saw it! I’m always looking for interesting ways to eat kale, yum 🙂

    Just wondering though, you mention using 3/4 of olive oil mixture to toss with kale, but then never mention what to do with the remaining 1/4. I’m going to wing it and just pour on top of the salad once the kale is cooked, but maybe add that in for next time. You can blame it on baby brain! Which I still have and my first kid is 5. Oy.
    -Dana

  • WithStyleGrace

    haha, I’m happy to hear I’m not the only one with baby brain (post pregnancy) 😉 So, for the dressing – see how you like it after this first “pour”. It’s all a personal preference. I’ll drizzle a little more after my initial toss, but rarely end up using the entire dressing. You can always use the extra dressing for other salads too!

  • http://celiackiddo.wordpress.com/ Dana Schwartz

    Wow, thanks for that amazingly fast response! Clearly your baby brain is not that bad 🙂 So looking forward to this healthy and delicious salad. Thanks for all your awesome GF recipes!
    -Dana

  • WithStyleGrace

    hmm… maybe it’s more selective baby brain… I just wanted to make sure I got back to you before you started the recipe 🙂 And you are so so welcome!!

  • http://www.BodyPowerFitness.com/ Rebecca @ Body Power Fitness

    He is just too cute!!!!

    Saving this recipe to make soon. Might be the only one that will eat it in my house, but I know I’ll enjoy every bit of it!

  • Madeline Moy

    I love kale salads, but I’ve never seen a recipe with kale and coconut. Can’t wait to try it once I’m in my new house with a fully functional kitchen! (I’ve been without an oven for almost an entire year.) And love your son’s reaction to peaches. 🙂

  • WithStyleGrace

    what?! no oven?? I can’t even imagine. hope you’re enjoying your staycation 🙂