Inspired by Laughing Planet’s Highway to Kale salad, we have modified it to be lean and green, Take Shape For Life / Medifast, compliant. Specifically, we reduced the oil, removed the shredded carrots, and removed the dried cranberries. We have also added grilled chicken for the protein.
Makes 2 servings.
4 tsp olive oil
2 T apple cider vinegar
2 T fresh lemon juice, from half of one medium sized lemon
2 T water
2 T lemon zest, from the lemon you just juiced
1 T stone ground mustard, or Grey Poupon Country Dijon
1/2 cup flat leaf parsley leaves, roughly chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/8 teaspoon salt, or to taste
8 ounces lacinato and red leaf kale, thinly sliced
1/4 cup raw pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
1/4 cup cotija cheese, grated + more for serving
2 grilled chicken breasts, about 12oz cooked, seasoned with salt, lemon pepper, and garlic powder
Prepare the salad:
Add all ingredients for the salad to a large serving bowl. Add desired amount of lemon-parsley dressing and toss well to coat. Serve heaping bowlfuls of salad with additional cotija cheese grated on top.