At first, kale may have seemed like a fad. But between appearing in a Beyoncé music video and its continued reputation as the queen of the greens, it seems its reign as the supreme superfood is far from over. From chips to stir-fry to salads, we love that this vegetable is so versatile, and we keep finding new places for it in our life. (Like these 10 New Ways to Eat Kale.)
We're also in love with Karena and Katrina of Tone It Up, so it seemed only fitting to have them share their Sweet and Spicy Kale Salad recipe. The recipe blends flavors like you've never experienced in a salad; the homemade dressing combines garlic, tangy orange and lime juice, sweet honey, and spicy cayenne pepper, and tops a mix of tangerines, raisins, carrots, nuts, and greens.
And this salad doesn't just taste great—it's great for you. It's full of fiber and nutrients from the fresh fruits and veggies, and the healthy fats from macadamia nuts and olive oil will help keep you full. But the real nutritional powerhouse is kale, of course. It's high in antioxidants and fights inflammation. And with more vitamin C than an orange (134 percent of your recommended daily intake), more vitamin A than any other leafy green, and more calcium than milk, can you see why we're obsessed? (The list goes on; see what other Things You Didn't Know About Kale.)
Whip up a big batch and save some for tomorrow's lunch—Katrina insists it's even better the next day. (And if you have extra greens? Try a Kale and Butternut Squash Salad or Chocolate Chia Seed Smoothie.)