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Chopped Purple Kale and Blackberry Chicken Salad

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Get your greens and purple polyphenols in this one-dish meal salad. 

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Description

Purple kale is a variety of Brassica oleracea that is not only grown for culinary use, but also for its ornamental value. It is cultivated from a dwarf variety of Scotch kale and looks like a giant ruffled flower.

Recipe Type: Salad
Author: Kimberly Lord Stewart
Serves 4
Serves: 2-3
Ingredients
  • 1 large bunch purple kale, washed and chopped
  • 2 half-pints blackberries; washed, divided
  • 1 bunch green onions, sliced
  • 1/3 cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups cooked, shredded chicken breast
  • 1 cup raw pecan halves
  • 6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine or balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 ounces Manchego cheese, shaved
Instructions
  1. Toss kale, half the berries, green onions, cucumber, chicken and pecans in a serving bowl.
  2. Place oil, vinegar, remaining berries, syrup, salt and pepper in a small blender or food processor. Blend until smooth. Serve on top of salad with shaved cheese.

PER SERVING: 624 CAL; 31G PROTEIN; 45G FAT; 31G CARB (10G SUGARS); 1200MG SODIUM; 10G FIBER 

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