You can tell by now that I’m way into cherries this season. The cherry galette for my birthday wasn’t enough so I also made this easy cherry kale salad in addition to just snacking on cherries throughout the day. They are the perfect little snack and so fun to have on the dinner table with friends.
Pretty much at every dinner party we’ve had lately there’s been a big bowl of cherries sitting on the table (and a little bowl for pits as well!). Friends can snack on these bright juicy treats as we
chat and finish up making the meal. Cherries are a perfectly simple and delicious little appetizer.
This kale salad is a one off of the Coconut and Kale Chicken Salad that I posted a few weeks ago. Both are great as side dishes or as a main dish for a light meal or lunch. What are you making with kale these days?
More Kale Recipes:
How to make a raw kale salad
Coconut Kale Chicken Salad
Easy Kale Chips
Breakfast Egg Muffins with Kale and Peppers
Kale Artichoke Dip with Greek Yogurt
Spiced Couscous with Acorn Squash and Kale
A great summer salad of toasted kale and coconut with fresh cherries.
- 3 cups kale, about 1/2 bunch
- 1/2 cup flaked coconut
- 3 tablespoons coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons honey wine vinegar, or wine vinegar +honey
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon coconut sugar, or coarse sugar
- 1 cup cherries, pitted
- 1 cup chicken, shredded (optional)
- 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Toss kale and flaked coconut with coconut oil, honey wine vinegar, salt and coconut sugar. Mix well to coat all of the kale with the seasoning.
Lay the kale and coconut out evenly on a baking sheet and toast for about 12 minutes.
Remove the kale from the oven. Then taste and add extra salt and pepper to your liking.
Top with cherries, chickpeas and chicken.