Holiday Kale Salad With Creamy Rosemary Dressing

Published on October 7, 2017

A couple weeks ago on my way to an appointment I was going down Chain Bridge Road in Vienna, Virginia, and passed by the most beautiful fall display I’d ever seen. I turned around at the next opportunity to go back to look at it. It was DePauls Urban Farm, a family owned and operated nursery with lovely home decorations and local produce and specialty foods. Everything was wonderfully arranged and it felt so nice just to walk around and look at everything.

Grandpa and Grandma Raymond and Blanche DePaul lived in the charming home on the property starting in 1922. At that time is was a horse farm. After the horse business needed to be moved to a larger location, Cox Farms used the DePaul property for many years as a produce and plant stand before closing and consolidating everything to their 116 acre working farm in Centerville. In addition to a market with their own label and other local foods, they have farm animals, huge slides, Easter egg hunts and hay rides for children. Because Cox Farms had been so successful in Vienna, as they moved on the next generations of DePauls decided they would continue with the nursery and produce stand adding a few new ideas of their own. They are very talented and have made it a very special place.

Inspired by the visit, this salad was made with the honey and apples sold at DePaul’s Urban Farm. Chopped kale salads are very healthy and have been very popular for awhile now. Most grocery stores are carrying ready made kale salads that include a creamy dressing which are tasty but like most bottles dressing, not that healthy. I did a post with kale and cabbage with fresh cherries and pumpkin seeds a few years ago. Brussel sprouts was a new edition to the store bought salads and I felt it was time for a new version. This one, flavored with a hint of rosemary and orange peel, would be delicious as a side to a turkey dinner, and leftover cold turkey pieces on the salad would also be great.

Holiday Kale Salad With Creamy Rosemary Dressing

Holiday Kale Salad With Creamy Rosemary Dressing

Salad

Ingredients

Instructions

Arrange kale, brussel sprouts and cabbage in a bowl or on a large platter. individual dishes. Sprinkle with apples, onion, cranberries, pecan pieces and orange zest to taste. Drizzle with dressing.

preparing Holiday Kale Salad With Creamy Rosemary Dressing

Dressing

Ingredients

Instructions

Measure all ingredients in a jar or bottle and shake.
*Trader Joe’s Trader Grotto’s Sicilian (cold pressed) Extra Virgin Olive Oil is a blend of three olives from Sicily, packaged in Italy in a beautiful bottle. It’s light and delicious. Store it in the dark and use up within a month.
**If you are using coconut milk without guar gum, when you open the can you will see that the creamed coconut meat will be separated from the coconut water. Heating it will enable you to blend the two together to make the milk. To make the dressing you will need to make a slightly warm dressing, measuring the heated coconut milk and adding it to all the other ingredients which have been slightly warmed in a saucepan, then shaking them together in a jar or bottle.

Depaul's Urban Farm building
Depaul's Urban Farm highway sign
Depaul's Urban Farm decor green pumpkins
Depaul's Urban Farm flowers and pumpkins
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Depaul's Urban Farm's heirloom pumpkin sign
Depaul's Urban Farm pumpkins
Depaul's Urban Farm apples and canned fruit
Depaul's Urban Farm pumpkins
Depaul's Urban Farm potatoes and squash
Depaul's Urban Farm home decor
Depaul's Urban Farm apples
Depaul's Urban Farm herbs
Depaul's Urban Farm jams and mixes
Depaul's Urban Farm decor
Depaul's Urban Farm decor corn
Depaul's Urban Farm mum and ivy
Depaul's Urban Farm decor wreath and corn
Depaul's Urban Farm pumpkins on hay
Depaul's Urban Farm pumpkin arch
Depaul's Urban Farm corn decor
Depaul's Urban Farm mums
Depaul's Urban Farm plants
Depaul's Urban Farm small squash decor
Depaul's Urban Farm pink mums white pumpkins
Depaul's Urban Farm pink mums decor kale
Depaul's Urban Farm small gords
Depaul's Urban Farm flowers in basket
Depaul's Urban Farm mums
Depaul's Urban Farm plants
Depaul's Urban Farm pumpkins and red flowers
Depaul's Urban Farm plants
Depaul's Urban Farm plants
Depaul's Urban Farm gazebo
Depaul's Urban Farm heirloom pumpkins
Depaul's Urban Farm heirloom pumpkins
Depaul's Urban Farm heirloom pumpkins
Depaul's Urban Farm orange mum warted pumpkins
Depaul's Urban Farm mums on blue table
Depaul's Urban Farm pansies
Depaul's Urban Farm red and yellow mums
Depaul's Urban Farm plants on blue table
Depaul's Urban Farm flower box
Depaul's Urban Farm house
Depaul's Urban Farm
red trellis
Depaul's Urban Farm road sign
Depaul's Urban Farm sign on building
honey sticks