Kale + Cabbage Pesto Crunch Salad
This scrumptious salad is colorful with a variety of texture and flavors that will be sure leave you feeling satisfied! It is also packed with nutrition!
Like other kinds of kale, Lacinato kale has tons of vitamin A, vitamin C and vitamin K - but with a milder, sweeter taste that's more palatable.
Red cabbage is another member of the cruciferous or Brassica family (other members include kale, cauliflower, broccoli, Brussels sprouts to name a few). These vegetables have sulfur-containing compounds called glucosinolates which give them their bitter flavor and also reduce inflammation and fight bacteria. The bright red color is from a flavonoid called cyanidin which functions as an antioxidant!
When it comes to the egg not all are created equal! Not only can you feel good that chickens producing pasture-raised eggs are being treated humanely, the nutrients in these eggs are far more beneficial. According to Vital Farms, in comparison to a conventional egg, pasture-raised eggs contain:
1/3 less cholesterol
1/4 less saturated fat
2/3 more Vitamin A
2 times more omega-3 fatty acids
3 times more Vitamin E
7 times more beta carotene
Kale, preferably Lacinato or dinosaur kale
Tessemae’s Organic Creamy Ranch Dressing (also try the Avocado Ranch!)
Pesto (we like Bear Pond Farm brand)
1 Pasture-Raised Egg
First tear your kale and romaine lettuce into bite-sized pieces (be sure to remove the tough stems) , then slice some red cabbage into thin strips and place in a bowl. Next add in some chopped pepper and avocado. Mix to combine.
Drizzle some salad dressing over the bowl and add a dollop of pesto. Lastly, fry the egg in a skillet and place on top. Make sure to keep the yolk slightly runny so that it can mix in with everything!
With a fork and knife chop everything up and mix together and enjoy!