Kale and Watermelon Salad

Everybody LOVES this ridiculously yummy salad!  This recipe showcases the best fresh flavors of the season: watermelon, mint, basil and kale.  

Can we talk a sec about the nutritional aspects?  Of course, kale is the queen of all superfoods (buh bye inflammation) and watermelon contains cancer fighting lycopene.  Lemons will give you a vitamin C boost and mint and basil aid healthy digestion.  

 

1 baby watermelon (about 3 cups)

2 heads kale, shredded, stems removed (about 8 cups)

The juice of 2 big lemons

1/8 cup olive oil

Salt to taste (start with 1/2 tsp)

3/4 cup chopped mint leaves, stems removed

3/4 cup chopped basil leaves, stems removed

Pistachios for garnish

Place largely diced watermelon into a bowl, set aside.  Juices will release that will be used later in the recipe. 

In a separate bowl, combine kale, lemon juice, olive oil and salt. 

Lightly massage these ingredients until kale softens slightly.  Add herbs. 

Drain some juice from the watermelon (1/4-1/3 cup) and add watermelon juice to kale mixture.  

Just before serving, add watermelon to kale mixture and garnish with pistachios. 

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