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If you need a quick and easy iron rich salad that is easy to please, then I have a salad for you. I whipped this baby up in literally less than 10 minutes.

Iron super salad

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•A couple handfuls chopped kale {I used the curly kind} – probably 6-10 leaves would do
•3 big handfuls of baby spinach leaves
•Raw almonds, roughly chopped or pre-sliced
•Golden raisins
•Goat cheese {also called cheve}
•Salt, pepper, garlic powder, red chili flakes
•Balsalmic, olive oil, clove garlic chopped finely, juice of 1/4 lemon, real maple syrup

In a cast iron skillet, heat a small amount {1/4 cup} of water until steaming. Throw in chopped kale. Steam with lid on, tossing frequently, for just a few minutes to take the rawness out of it but not making it too wilted.

Once done remove and lay out on baking sheet or cutting board. Sprinkle with a pinch of salt, fresh cracked pepper, red chili flakes and garlic powder {both to taste}.

Toss both kale and spinach into a salad bowl.

In the same cast iron, now dry, heat the chopped or sliced almonds and golden raisins on medium heat for a few minutes until the almonds have a slight aroma, or until they appear slightly toasted {being careful to not burn them}. Once done toss on top of greens.

Crumble hunks of cheve on top of warm almonds and raisins.

In a small jar with a lid {or salad dressing shaker}, pour approximately 1/4 cup balsalmic, 1 tbsp olive oil, chopped clove garlic, 2 tsp lemon juice and drizzle of maple syrup. Shake vigorously.

Choose to drizzle on top {careful not to toss around salad too much or the almonds, raisins and cheve will end up on the bottom}, or keep dressing on the side for guests to add themselves.

Serves about 4 or 5 smaller portions

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