Apple Kale Salad with Miso Mustard Dressing & Toasted Almonds
Miso Mustard Dressing
1 teaspoon miso
2 teaspoons grainy mustard
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon maple syrup
1 ½ tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
sea salt and ground black pepper to taste
⅓ cup + 1 tablespoon olive oil
Kale Apple Salad
1 bunch Lacinato kale finely sliced (about 4 cups of chopped and packed kale)
sea salt and ground black pepper, to taste
1 large apple, cone #2 (I like Honeycrisp here)
1 medium parsnip cone #2
1 stick celery, finely sliced cone #4
⅓ cup chopped chives
⅓ cup sliced almonds, toasted
InstructionsMake the miso mustard dressing. In a medium bowl, combine the miso, grainy mustard, Dijon mustard, maple syrup, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, salt, and pepper. Whisk these ingredients until thoroughly mixed. You might need to go in with the back of a spoon to mash up the miso and mix it in.
Slowly drizzle the olive oil into the bowl while vigorously whisking to completely emulsify the dressing. Once you’ve added all of the olive oil, give it a final whisk. Taste the dressing and adjust the seasoning if necessary. Set aside.
Add the finely sliced kale to a large bowl. Season the kale with salt and pepper and add 2 tablespoons of dressing to the bowl. Go in with clean hands and massage the dressing/seasoning into the kale for about a minute, or until the kale has softened slightly.
To the kale, add the sliced apple, parsnip, celery, chives, and remaining miso mustard dressing. Season with a bit more salt and pepper and toss the apple kale salad until all the components are evenly combined.
Lightly chop the toasted almond slices, and then garnish the top of the salad with them. Serve immediately.