This festive holiday salad recipe features plenty of oven-roasted broccoli and cauliflower combined with massaged kale. Why massage the kale? It helps tenderize the leaves and infuses the sweet-tangy flavor of the dressing directly into the heart of this healthy winter salad. Source:, November 2019

Marianne Williams


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  • Place a rimmed baking sheet on the middle oven rack. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Combine cauliflower and broccoli in a large bowl. Add 2 tablespoons oil, 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper; toss well to coat. Spread on the preheated baking sheet and roast, turning once halfway through, until tender and golden brown, about 12 minutes. Let cool slightly.

  • Meanwhile, whisk vinegar, mustard, honey and the remaining 2 tablespoons oil and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a large bowl. Add kale and use your hands to massage the dressing into the leaves until they are softened, about 3 minutes. Add the roasted vegetables along with cherries, cheese and pecans; gently toss to combine.

Nutrition Facts

259 calories; 16.3 g total fat; 3.5 g saturated fat; 7 mg cholesterol; 321 mg sodium. 302 mg potassium; 23.2 g carbohydrates; 4.9 g fiber; 8 g sugar; 8.4 g protein; 15228 IU vitamin a iu; 167 mg vitamin c; 57 mcg folate; 176 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 24 mg magnesium; 1 g added sugar;

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The manchego cheese and pecans are a really nice touch in this winter salad. Read More