The kids participating in the California Farm to School Network who inspired this salad knew that they could make kale more tender and appealing to fellow students by massaging it first to break down tough cells in the plant. You probably won't find crumbled Cheddar at your market, but all you have to do is buy the cheese as a brick and then slice before breaking it into little chunks. Source: EatingWell Magazine, April 2020

Adapted by EatingWell Test Kitchen


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Instructions Checklist
  • Whisk lemon juice, oil, honey, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add kale and massage until it's bright green and shiny and the volume is reduced by about half. Add grapes, pepitas and Cheddar and toss to combine.


Nutrition Facts

249 calories; 17.5 g total fat; 3.6 g saturated fat; 7 mg cholesterol; 224 mg sodium. 370 mg potassium; 19.2 g carbohydrates; 3.4 g fiber; 12 g sugar; 8.9 g protein; 5778 IU vitamin a iu; 74 mg vitamin c; 85 mcg folate; 150 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 32 mg magnesium; 12 g added sugar;