Spring Kale Salad

Ingredients:

4 large beets

1 bunch kale

1. small bunch of chives or green onions

3-4 radishes

3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

2 tbsp balsamic vinegar

3⁄4 tsp Dijon mustard

1⁄4 tsp freshly ground pepper

1 tbsp chopped fresh basil

1 tsp finely diced garlic

Sunflower seeds

Instructions:

Wash beets well, place in a large pot and cover with water (about 3 inches above the beets) and bring to a boil. After the water begins to boil lower heat to a simmer, continue to simmer for one hour, until beets are tender. Let the beets cool, once cooled peel them and cut into 3/4-inch pieces.

Wash kale and place in a large pot of boiling water for 30 seconds. Place in strainer and cool with cold water, cut into bite-size pieces. Dice the green onions/ chives and slice the radishes.

Mix together the olive oil, balsamic vinegar and Dijon mustard using a whisk. Once combined add the ground pepper, basil and garlic and mix together.

In a separate bowl place chopped beets, chopped kale, diced green onions and sliced radishes. Add dressing and toss gently. Serve chilled topped with a sprinkling of sunflower seeds.

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