Kale Salad with Cherries, Almonds and Goat Cheese

IMG_3424Hi all– Do you ever get stuck on a salad and keep making it over and over?  This one has been around our kitchen several times lately.  I call it my Trader Joe’s salad– most of the ingredients come from there– the cherries, sliced almonds, goat cheese crumbles and orange vinegar.  It’s a sturdy bright fruity in the middle of winter.  Just about right.


3 cups kale leaves, chopped to bits
1 cup dark Morello cherries*
1/4 cup sliced almonds
1/2 cup goat cheese crumbles
1/3 cup olive oil
3 tab. orange moscat vinegar
1 tab. cherry juice (from the jar)
salt & freshly ground pepper to taste

Just layer the chopped kale, cherries, almonds and goat cheese crumbles on a pretty plate.

In a container with a tight fitting lid, shake together the oil, vinegar, cherry juice, salt and pepper until it’s thoroughly blended.  Douse the salad with the dressing just before setting it on the table.  Delish!

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