Kale Arugula Salad

I love using flavored vinegar to dress kale.  If you can’t find vanilla balsamic vinegar, mix a teaspoon of pure vanilla extract with balsamic vinegar.


1 bunch of kale, stripped and cut in bite size pieces
4 cups arugula
2/3 cups dried cherries
½ cups toasted walnuts
Vanilla balsamic vinegar


Place the kale in a skillet with about 2 cups water on medium high setting.  Keep stirring until the kale becomes bright green and slightly wilted.  Remove from skillet and drain in salad spinner.  Place in a large salad bowl.

Add the arugula to salad bowl with


Place cherries in a small bowl and cover with boiling water.  Let plump for about 2 – 3 minutes then drain water.  Drain water and then add cherries along with toasted walnuts to salad bowl.

Drizzle vanilla balsamic vinegar on top of salad and coat well.