This is the genius of Laura Theodore’s recipes: healthy whole food ingredients, minimal oils and sweeteners, ease of preparation, and – – great-tasting food! It’s why I love her cookbooks and her television series, Jazzy Vegetarian, on Create TV.
I’m very pleased to have a 3-DVD set of The Best of Jazzy Vegetarian to give away to one of my readers – signed, no less! The set features nine episodes that showcase Laura’s favorite and most popular recipes. The recipes – 33 in total – run the full gamut from Almond Parmesan to Chilled Avocado Soup, Spaghetti and Wheatballs to Pumpkin Pie with Date-Nut Crust. Plus, you get to enjoy Laura’s bright, warm personality!
The Festive Kale Salad recipe that I’m honored to share below is included in the DVD set. The simple, healthful ingredients for this salad come together to create a dish that is tart, tangy, sweet, and full of flavor. This is a great way to eat kale and Laura’s salad has quickly become a staple in my household.
If you reside in the U.S., enter the giveaway below for a chance to win a signed copy of The Best of Jazzy Vegetarian 3-disc DVD collection!
Festive Kale Salad
- Prep Time: 10
- Cook Time: 20
- Total Time: 30
This slightly sweet and crunchy combination makes a satisfying luncheon salad or festive first course for a holiday meal. The lemon tenderizes the kale, transforming it into a delightful alternative to your everyday green salad. Pair this appealing dish with crusty bread to enhance the delicate flavors. – Laura
- 3 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 3 Tbsp. maple syrup
- 6–8 cups very thinly sliced, lightly packed curly kale, washed and dried
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries or dried cherries
- 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
- Sea salt, to taste (optional)
- Freshly ground pepper, to taste (optional)
- To make the dressing, put the lemon juice and maple syrup in a small bowl and briskly whisk until smooth.
- Put the kale, cranberries (or cherries), and walnuts in a large bowl. Pour about three-quarters of the dressing over the salad and toss gently until the kale, cranberries (or cherries), and walnuts are evenly coated. Taste and add the remaining dressing, if desired.
- Cover and let stand at room temperature for about 20 minutes before serving. Just before serving, top with a few grinds of sea salt and pepper, if desired.
- Recipe shared with permission from Laura Theodore and Jazzy Vegetarian.
- Serving Size: 4
- Calories: 188
- Sugar: 16
- Sodium: 93
- Fat: 7
- Saturated Fat: 1
- Unsaturated Fat: 5
- Trans Fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 33
- Protein: 5
- Cholesterol: 0
Your kale salad should be eaten daily, it looks lovely 😀
Choc Chip Uru
I *should* eat one every day, CCU, I should!
My husband and I watch cooking shows all the time. If the show is not Vegetarian or Vegan based, which few are, we love to talk about what we would do to make the meal Vegan. Sometimes we make it!
I’m the same way, Deanne. It’s fun to come up w/ vegan alternatives! Thanks for entering the giveaway!
I like the word “festive” in this recipe title. It makes it feel exciting and like the holidays of December are still here.
Ah, the last lingering bits of Christmas :-)!
I love watching Laura Theodore, the Jazzy Vegetarian, on my local PBS station! I also enjoy watching Pati Jinich’s Pati’s Mexican Table, also on my local PBS station, and my husband and I also enjoy watching Gordon Ramsey’s shows. What I love about Jazzy Vegetarian is that the food is already vegan–no extra effort to adapt or convert or substitute is required!
Exactly right! And she always keeps her recipes very healthy, yet they taste SO good!
The salad looks gorgeous Annie! l love the simplicyt of it and the walnuts and cherries in it. YUM!
Who would think something so simple could have so much flavor! Oh wait! You would :-)! xoxo
I love to watch cooking shows.
I am new to being a vegetarian and this DVD set would be a wonderful tool in the kitchen for me to learn with. The Jazzy Vegetarian is what got me interested in exploring being a vegetarian. Warm personality and an excellent teacher
That’s great, Carol! Thanks for entering the giveaway and best of luck :-)!
I love cooking shows but I’ve never seen a vegan show on TV.
I just started becoming interested in watching cooking videos on youtube. I love learning new techniques and tips from other cooks!
Just watched a repeat of the Thanksgiving meal and cannot wait to try the recipes, including the kale salad!!
It’s a winner, Dianne! Thanks so much for commenting!
I just Jazzy’s easy to prepare vegetarian dishes so exciting and yummy
I watch Jazzy Vegetarian cooking show whenever possible. I have learned so many new and different ways to prepare healthy vibrant foods. Eating to live no longer means having to suffer with eating bland uninspiring meals. I love The Jazzy Vegetarian cooking show and would be more than grateful to win a copy of the cooking show.
Yes, I enjoy watching cooking shows. However, I enjoy vegan cooking shows a lot more, & those like Jazzy’s are few and far between.
That sure looks good!! My mouth is getting watered by just looking at the salad -exhale-
I discovered the Jazzy Vegatarian this morning and was so pleased to see recipes that are made of ingredients I actually have, use, and love!
I do watch cooking shows, mostly on PBS. The Jazzy Vegetarian has been an immediate favorite of mine. I look forward to watching every Sunday and then adding to the wonderful recipe collection I have accumulated.
Looks amazing! Can’t wait to try!