Kale and Golden Beet Salad with Dijon Balsamic Vinaigrette. This superfood salad is healthy, vibrant and flavorful! It is topped with Easy Instant Pot Golden Beets and comes together in just 10 minutes! It is drizzled with a light, flavorful dressing! You can easily top this with your favorite protein for a complete meal!
This salad is completely gluten free, grain free and dairy free.
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How to Make Kale and Golden Beet Salad with Dijon Balsamic Vinaigrette
- Dinoasuar aka Lacinato Kale
- Golden Beets, you can use my Easy Instant Pot Golden Beets Recipe
- raw walnuts
- dried cranberries
- Trader Joe’s Everything but the Bagel Sesame Seasoning Blend or toasted sesame seeds
- For Dijon Balsamic Vinaigrette:
- light olive oil or avocado oil
- Fig Balsamic ( mine is aged 12 yrs so it’s concentrated & rich, a little goes a long way)
- Dijon Mustard
- raw garlic
- salt & pepper
First of all, rinse and dry your kale. Next, remove the leaves off of the stems as shown in the photo below.
To do this, hold onto the stem with one hand and with the other, pinch the stem and slide your fingers up the stem. The leaves will automatically slide off.
The following step is to stack your leaves, one on top of the other. Get them as close together as you possibly can.
Now roll your leaves tightly into a log.
After your log is fully rolled, using a sharp knife, thinly slice your kale.
As a result, you will have lovely thinly sliced kale. The thinner the slices, the easier it is to chew your kale.
How to Make Dijon Balsamic Vinaigrette:
This sweet and tangy dressing goes perfect on this Kale & Golden Beet Salad! It ready in just 5 minutes! Also, a huge thank you to my husband for teaching me to make this over 15 years ago! It is still my favorite dressing❤️!
To a small jar, add your olive oil, fig balsamic, Dijon mustard and minced garlic. Sprinkle in some salt and pepper (freshly cracked tastes best).
Next, put on the lid and shake vigorously. Taste for salt and pepper and that is basically it! Now wasn’t that easy?
The color of this is a rich brown, it will thicken in the fridge so if you want it thinner, allow it to sit at room temperature before serving.
I used my Easy Instant Pot Golden Beets for this recipe, they taste amazing and are very easy to make! I show you a fool-proof step by step tutorial for making them.
After your golden beets are sliced, you will want to get ready to serve your salad. Let me show you how easy it is.
How to Serve Kale and Golden Beet Salad w/Dijon Balsamic Vinaigrette:
- Divide the kale between two small salad plates.
- Arrange the golden beets over the kale.
- Sprinkle the walnuts and cranberries over the salad.
- Drizzle the Dijon Balsamic Vinaigrette over the salad.
- Sprinkle with Trader Joe’s Everything but the Bagel Sesame Seasoning Blend
- Serve immediately.
This healthy superfood salad will surely delight your tastebuds and make you feel vibrant from the inside out!
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Kale and Golden Beet Salad w/Dijon Balsamic Vinaigrette. Beets are made in the Instant Pot. This salad comes together in just 10 minutes.
- 4 leaves Lacinato AKA Dinosaur Kale
- 12 slices Easy Instant Pot Golden Beets
- 2 Tablespoons raw walnuts
- 4 teaspoons dried cranberries
- sprinkle of Trader Joe’s Everything but the Bagel Sesame Seasoning Blend
- For Dijon Balsamic Vinaigrette:
- 1/2 cup light olive oil or avocado oil
- 3 Tablespoons Fig Balsamic or more if desired (more makes it sweeter but mine is aged 12 yrs so it’s concentrated & rich, a little goes a long way)
- 3 teaspoons Dijon Mustard
- 1 large garlic clove, minced
- salt & pepper to taste
- Rinse kale and dry. Strip the leaves off of the stems, see photo above.
- Stack the kale leaves together and roll tightly. With a sharp knife, thinly slice the kale.
- To make the dressing: to a small jar, add oil, fig balsamic, mustard and garlic. Add a sprinkle of salt and pepper. Close the lid tightly and shake vigorously for 20 seconds. Remove lid and taste . Add more salt and pepper if needed.
- To serve each salad, top each plate with 1/2 of the kale, 6 slices golden beets, 1 Tablespoon walnuts, 2 teaspoons dried cranberries, drizzle of Fig Balsamic Vinaigrette and a sprinkle of Trader Joe’s Everything but the Bagel Sesame Seasoning Blend. Serve immediately.
- Store remaining Fig Balsamic Vinaigrette in sealed jar for up to 2 weeks.
- Nutritional data below includes 2 Tablespoons dressing per serving.
- Serving Size: 2