Kale and Peach Caprese Salad

Kale and Peach Caprese Salad | Breaking Bland Eats

They say moderation is the key to healthy eating.  Well, I seem to lack moderation when it comes to fresh fruits and vegetables in the summer months.  To say that I bought too much fruit on our road trip this past weekend would be an understatement.  But how could I pass up 20 pounds of BC peaches for $12, or fresh sunrise apples, tree ripened prune plums, or field tomatoes? Plus, with all the local garden produce available right now I’ve been up to my ears (literally) with fresh fruit and produce lately.  But that’s a problem I don’t mind having, but I may have to invest in a second fridge…

One of my all time favourite salads is an Italian Caprese salad.  Sometimes the simplest of foods can be the most delicious.  I’ve taken the classic combination of fresh sliced tomatoes, basil, and bocconcini cheese (a type of small fresh mozzarella), and added juicy peaches and kale.  Don’t worry, this isn’t any old kale salad; take a look at these beautiful heirloom tomatoes and peaches.

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The kale is simply dressed in some lemon juice and oil, which when massaged into the kale helps to tenderize the otherwise tough leaves. This salad makes a perfect side dish alongside grilled meat or it’s hearty enough to eat on its own for lunch or dinner. I’ve got the rest of those 20lbs of peaches to deal with and I’m thinking that my favourite peach pie would make a perfect dessert for this weekend.Kale and Peach Caprese Salad | Breaking Bland Eats

 

 

Kale and Peach Caprese Salad
Serves 4
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Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
229 calories
12 g
39 g
16 g
12 g
9 g
191 g
280 g
7 g
0 g
7 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
191g
Servings
4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 229
Calories from Fat 143
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g
25%
Saturated Fat 9g
43%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 39mg
13%
Sodium 280mg
12%
Total Carbohydrates 12g
4%
Dietary Fiber 4g
16%
Sugars 7g
Protein 12g
Vitamin A
26%
Vitamin C
35%
Calcium
39%
Iron
27%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 large bunch of kale, thick stems removed and chopped into bite sized pieces (~6 cups)
  2. 1/2 lemon, juiced
  3. 1 tablespoon olive oil
  4. 1 large ripe peach, sliced
  5. 2 large tomatoes, sliced
  6. 1/4 cup chopped basil, ~10 large leaves
  7. 150g (5 oz) bocconcini cheese, sliced or cubed depending on the size
  8. drizzle of good quality balsamic vinegar (or balsamic reduction)
  9. salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. In a large salad bowl, combine chopped kale with lemon juice, oil, and a small amount of salt and pepper. Massage by hand until all the leaves are coated. Don't worry about being gentle, the kale can handle it.
  2. Set the kale aside and prepare the rest of the ingredients.
  3. Before serving, top the kale with the peaches, tomatoes, bocconcini cheese, basil, and drizzle with balsamic vinegar.
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calories
229
fat
16g
protein
12g
carbs
12g
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