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Broccoli Kale Crunch Salad

This Broccoli Kale Crunch Salad is the absolute best way to get in all of your greens in a delicious way! Loaded with crunchy broccoli, perfectly cooked kale, and other pantry ingredients to give it that classic crunch! 

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Haylie

Ingredients

  • 4-5 slices of cooked bacon chopped
  • 1 tbsp + 1 tsp olive oil
  • 5 cups broccoli florets, diced
  • 3 cups of kale, roughly chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced 
  • 1/4 cup pepitas
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries

Dressing

  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise 
  • 2 tbsp dijon mustard 
  • 1 tsp honey 
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder (or more if desired!)
  • a pinch of freshly cracked pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper and add your bacon slices on it. Cook for 15 minutes or until desired crispiness is achieved. Let bacon cool and then dice into small bite size pieces.

  2. Next, dice the broccoli into florets. Roughly chop the kale and finely mince the garlic.

  3. Add 1 tbsp of olive oil to a large cast iron skillet. 

  4. Add the broccoli to the cast iron skillet along with a large pinch of salt. 

  5. Let it cook, stirring it around every minute or so to make sure it’s cooking properly. Let the broccoli cook for about 4-5 minutes.

  6. Next, add in the chopped kale and the garlic with another tsp of olive oil. Stir around and cook for 1-2 minutes or until kale is cooked through. Remove from heat and set aside. 

  7. In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, dijon mustard, honey, apple cider vinegar, salt, garlic powder and pepper. Taste and adjust seasoning if desired (if you want it creamier, add more mayo! if you want it tangier, add another splash of ACV)

  8. Add the broccoli and kale mixture to a large bowl. Add in the pepitas and dried cranberries. Drizzle on the dressing - I recommend drizzling on just a little bit at a time until you decide how creamy you want the dressing (you can always add more later!)

  9. Serve immediately or let sit in the fridge for 30 minutes or so and then serve. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

If desired, you can make your bacon in a normal pan - I just like the easy aspect of cooking it in the oven!