Kale Salad with a Twist - Recipe by Ashley Brooke Designs


It’s Addicting!

Like I mentioned yesterday, I’ve been in a total food rut lately! Life has been nuts so I’ve just kind of thrown together meals haphazardously and honestly, I’m not sure we can have scrambled eggs for lunch one more time… So I decided it was time to start mixing it up.


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The meal I struggle the most with is lunch. Breakfast and dinner I usually can handle, but lunch frustrates me. I hate stopping in the middle of the day to try and find something healthy to make with one hand while I answer e-mails with the other. I know… It’s really just a symptom of lack of prep. But let’s be real, that’s not always a possibility! Anyway, I decided it was high time to start putting some food prep effort back in the schedule so that come noon every day I would not become hangry

One of my favorite places in Orlando for takeout is Black Rooster. It’s amazing. If you haven’t been, GO! and make sure you get the guacamole. But besides the guac, my favorite thing on the menu is their Kale Salad. It’s surprisingly good and always leaves me wishing I had ordered a second one. So I thought I’d try and recreate this salad at home. While I’m convinced nothing will come close to the real thing, I think I have come pretty darn close to nailing the recipe!

So here it is:


Kale Salad with a Twist:

Salad – Serves 2

4 Cups – Chopped Kale
1/4 Cup – Halved Grapes
1/4 Cup – Pecans (Candied Pecans Optional)
1/2 Cup – Green Cabbage
1 Carrot Ribbon Pealed
1 Celery Stock Ribbon Pealed
1/4 Cup – Sliced Radishes
1/8 Cup – Red Onion
Shredded Chicken

1/8 -1/4 Cup Avocado Oil
1 Lemon Juiced
Salt & Peper

Toss together in a large bowl, divide in two, and enjoy! 


What are your favorite “restaurant recreations”?

I’m never beneath trying to recreate a restaurant special at home. Do you have any recreation recipes I should try? Post them below and let me know if you plan to try this one!

I promise if you do, it will become your new favorite lunch… It’s THAT good!


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Also, my Healthy Weeknight Recipe board on Pinterest is kind of my favorite for recipes right now, make sure you are following! 


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Crate & Barrel Dishes // Napkins (similar here) // Crate & Barrel Flatware




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