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Nancy’s Kale Salad


by Dr. Nancy Rahnama

Director of Health & Nurition

When Dr. Nancy was single and working 60 hours a week, she lived on this salad, and she still loves it to this day. This high-fiber, high protein meal has just the right amount of fat to help you feel full and satisfied while giving your body essential, nutrient-dense ingredients. After RESET, Dr. Nancy likes to add aged white cheddar cheese too.

 

Reset/ Gluten free

Elimination level: 1

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 0 minutes

Serves: 2

 

Ingredients: 

  • 1-2 Organic chicken breasts, shredded
  • 2-3 heads of Tuscan kale, chopped
  • 3-6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 3-6 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 2-3 avocados, sliced
  • Pine nuts, toasted (see below)
  • Handful of basil leaves
  • Handful of mint leaves
  • White cheddar cheese (omit during RESET)

 

Instructions:

Toast pine nuts in advance and set aside. If using rotisserie chicken, remove skin and separate white meat. If using baked chicken, lightly coat with olive oil, salt and pepper and bake at 450 degrees until cooked, about 15-20 minutes. Shred chicken into bite-sized pieces and set aside to cool. Wash kale, remove stems and cut leaves into bite size pieces, place in a large salad bowl. Wash mint and basil and cut into bite-sized pieces, adding them to the salad bowl along with shredded chicken, avocado. Add olive oil, and rice wine vinegar. Mix by hand, mashing avocado into chicken and kale to marry ingredients together. Add a pinch of salt and pepper to taste. Add more rice wine vinegar and olive oil to taste. 

Serve in a salad bowl, top with toasted pine nuts and crumbled white cheddar cheese.

Toasting pine nuts to perfection:

Of the ways we recommend to toast pine nuts to bring forth their golden flavor, all will take careful monitoring because it’s so easy to scorch or burn them. Toaster oven – Approximately 2 minutes. Stove top in a dry skillet over medium heat – Approximately 3 minutes. Oven – Preheated to 350°, 5 minutes on a baking pan. Microwave - Start at 2 minutes and increase in 30 second increments. 


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