Kale & Egg Salad

by simplylife on March 7, 2014

Spring is sooooo close!  Sunny skies, windows open and afternoons spent outdoors…I can feel it just around the corner!

The forecast is finally starting to warm-up, and while I normally wouldn’t consider 45 degrees to be “warm,” I’m thrilled to see that number in the forecast!  It’s all relative, right? ;)

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 Once spring hits, my taste buds completely change; I crave lighter foods, more vegetables and lots of salads.  While mentally, I know spring is near, my body can completely tell that it’s still colder outside right now, as my meal plans still include plenty of soups, root vegetables and comfort meals.

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So, I will try to play into the current weather limbo that we’re experiencing with a hearty “cold weather” salad.  Hard-boiled eggs, croutons and parmesan over a bed of kale is the perfect way to fill-up on a chilly night, while dreaming about the warmer days that WILL come soon enough!

Kale and Egg Salad

by Simply Life
Inspired by Food & Wine

Keywords: appetizer salad entree side vegetarian eggs kale winter

Ingredients (2 servings)

  • 1 bunch kale, massaged; stems removed and roughly chopped
  • 2 cups day-old cubed bread
  • 2 tbs. olive oil
  • Salt & pepper, to taste
  • 4 hard-boiled eggs, quartered
  • 1/3 cup shaved parmesan cheese
  • Dressing of choice

Instructions

1. Divide massaged kale in half; place each half in separate bowls.

2. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 375 degrees. Toss bread with olive oil, salt and pepper. Place on a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until golden brown and crispy. Set aside to cool.

3. Gently toss together kale, croutons, eggs, parmesan cheese and dressing. Serve and enjoy!

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 ~What type of foods do you crave this time of year?

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  • http://joanne-eatswellwithothers.com/ Joanne (eats well with others)

    It is DEFINITELY all relative because 40 feels downright tropical to me!! I love this hearty salad….full of so many fun and exciting mix-ins! I don’t think to add hard-boiled eggs to my salads nearly enough!

    • http://www.simplylifeblog.com/ Simply Life

      I’m not sure I’ve ever added them to salads- but it’s such a cheap & easy way to make it into a filling meal!

  • http://whatisbakinginthebarbershop.blogspot.com/ Colleen

    This looks wonderful! It’s always nice to see other people’s salads to get new ideas – I feel like I get in a rut with salads sometimes.
    I, too, am excited about the upcoming warmer temps… It’s going to feel so balmy! :)

    • http://www.simplylifeblog.com/ Simply Life

      :)

  • http://megan-deliciousdishings.blogspot.com/ Megan

    Yes, come on, spring! This salad sounds perfect for bridging the gap. I’m definitely starting to crave lots of vegetables. I feel like the seasons are just long enough to get excited about the dishes each one holds but then toward the end you’re ready for the foods of the next season.

    • http://www.simplylifeblog.com/ Simply Life

      I couldn’t agree more!

  • Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca)

    This time of year I start to crave lighter foods, and a lot of vegetables!

  • yummychunklet

    What a great and colorful looking salad.

  • Amy (Savory Moments)

    Yes! It was about 35 and sunny here yesterday and it felt soooo good! This salad looks delicious and healthy. I love eggs in my salads.

  • decocinasytacones

    I love hardboiled eggs anywhere…on asparragus, on salads…on veggies puré…..anywhere, lol….
    Besos
    Marialuisa

  • http://www.confessionsofachocoholic.com/ Bianca Garcia

    I actually have been craving eggs a lot lately! Homemade croutons on a salad are the best.

  • http://www.cookingwithheidi.com/ Motownkittys

    Sounds perfect and healthy for spring. Thanks for posting..

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