Crunchy kale, salty bacon, creamy hard boiled egg, nutty quinoa, and delicious edamame make for a really tasty, and also healthy salad!
As a major holiday enthusiast you would think I am a huge fan of Valentine’s Day. However, my history with Valentine’s Day is less than awesome, and when it comes to holidays, it rates pretty low in my book.
Growing up my mom always did an amazing job of making us kids feel special and loved on Valentine’s Day with heart shaped pancakes, and special Valentine gifts, small and meaningful, or sugar-full, either way we loved it.
But later in life, Valentine’s Day felt a little contrived to me. So much pressure, and well, my first married Valentine’s Day was a mess. You can read about it in this post if you really want. Let’s just say, fun surprise/sexy scavenger hunt gone awry!
Despite my less than enthusiastic feelings about Valentine’s Day, I am all about good food, and that is one thing Valentine’s Day is amazing for. Decadent meals, romance, and fun. And so, for this lovely holiday, I teamed up with some blogging friends to bring you a full meal plan, with drinks, and desserts. And I offer the salad!
I mean, look how amazing this is? This salad is full of tasty goodness, crunchy yumminess, salty bacon, and creamy egg. Basically it will never let you down, unlike the holiday I will be enjoying it on.
Did I mention it has quinoa in it? So yeah, not only does it taste awesome, but it is kind of healthy too! But doesn’t actually taste healthy, which I love.
Kale chopped salad
15 minPrep Time
10 minCook Time
25 minTotal Time
- 3 cups Kale, chopped
- Half of a small-ish red onion, chopped
- 1 cup edamame
- 1 cup cooked quinoa
- 3/4 cup cooked turkey bacon, chopped
- 4 hard boiled eggs, peeled and chopped
- 1 Tbs lemon juice, fresh squeezed
- 1 Tbs olive oil
- 1 Tbs coconut sugar
- Toss all the salad ingredients in a bowl
- In a small container, mix together the dressing, give it a good shake
- Pour dressing over the top of the salad
- Toss well
- Serve and enjoy!
This salad keeps well, so store any extras in the fridge, and liven up with a squeeze of fresh lemon when you are ready to serve.
But now that the salad and my drivel is over, let’s talk about how I have The Perfect Date Night Dinner Menu for you!
This is for anyone who wants yummy food, and doesn’t want to try and head out and wait in a long line, or crowded, over priced meal. So here is your perfect date night menu for home from me and my bloggy friends! We have you covered from drinks to sweets!
Strawberry Coconut Cocktail – Domestic Superhero
Kale Chopped Salad – Eazy Peazy Mealz
Bruschetta Chicken – Tried & Tasty
Garlic Herbed Skillet Potatoes – The Love Nerds
Triple Chocolate Cupcakes – Cupcake Diaries
Boozy or Not White Hot Chocolate – Sugar & Soul
I hope you love this menu and have an amazing Valentine’s Day!
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