Chocolate Salad… Yes, We Said Chocolate!
The Holiday season has arrived, and most of us have already attended a Christmas party or two, or are planning to in the next week. And that means that you have loaded up on all the tasty treats that come with the holidays, ham and the trimmings, cheesy appetizers, and the sweets… oh the sweets! If you are like most of us, after indulging on all those goodies, you want to try something a little healthier. Well here at Gold Coast Packing we completely understand and that is why this month we are sharing a healthier, lighter recipe, enter the Chocolate, Broccoli Leaf and Kale Salad. Yes, that’s right, we said Dark Chocolate and Kale! We will give you all the detail on this amazing salad soon but first we want to tell you all about Broccoli Leaf… what makes this salad unique and healthy.
Broccoli Leaves are a completely unknown and underrated green. Broccoli Leaves are exactly what you are thinking, they are the leaves of the plant that are usually trimmed off when broccoli crowns are harvested. These leaves are nutrient dense and very tasty. Broccoli leaves are high in Fiber, Vitamins A & C, Thiamin, Niacin, Calcium, Iron, Potassium… the list goes on… truly a SuperFood!
Broccoli leaves don’t taste much like Broccoli, they are crunchy with a mild and sweet flavor. The leaves can be cooked up in the same ways that Kale can, Sautéed, Steamed, Stir-fried or simply eaten raw in a salad or as the green in your sandwich or wrap. We are showcasing these green leaves this month in our Broccoli Leaf and Kale Chocolate Salad.
Our salad recipe is easy to put together and is bursting with flavor. The Kale and Broccoli Leaves are tossed together with sliced almonds, dried cranberries, crumbled goat cheese and don’t forget the Dark Chocolate! To add some tart and tang we dress it with a Pomegranate dressing that takes this salad to a whole other level! Trust us on this one, you get a healthy salad that doesn’t skimp on flavor and pairs perfectly with your favorite Red Wine. And, if you still have a holiday party to attend, take this salad with you. Everyone will love it and will be talking about the Chocolate Salad. Thanks for joining us this month, we hope your holidays are filled with joy, family, friends and plenty of treats. Check out the video below for a step by step tutorial, and the printable recipe can be found at the bottom of the page.